Longview, TX – Occupants of two vehicles were hospitalized after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler on Monday morning, August 14, 2023, in East Texas.
Around 8:40 a.m., the West Harrison Volunteer Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle wreck with a possible entrapment near Longview, Texas. When crews arrived, they reportedly found a car, truck, and 18-wheeler were involved in the accident.
Several Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident, Cause Under Investigation
The fire department said that occupants from both vehicles were taken to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.
Emergency Rescue Responds Quickly to Truck Accident
“The department responded with 1 rescue truck, 1 tanker for traffic control, and 7 personnel,” said the West Harrison Volunteer Fire Department. The accident is still under investigation.
Who Can Be Held Liable For a Truck Accident?
Injured truck accident victims often have questions about who can be held liable in a civil case against liable parties. In this interview, attorney Laurence Banville talks to Marc Lenahan, Esq., a truck accident attorney, about the process of filing a civil case and the damages that injured truck accident victims can recover.
Laurence Banville: Mr. Lenahan, thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. Can you discuss who could be held accountable for injuries that stem from a accident involving an 18-wheeler?
Marc Lenahan: Sure. The first step is to gather evidence of the accident. This includes things like police reports, medical records, and witness statements. Once you have gathered the evidence, you need to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. The liable parties can be the truck driver, the trucking company, or any other party that contributed to the accident.
Laurence Banville: What are some of the damages that injured truck accident victims can recover in a civil case?
Marc Lenahan: The damages that injured truck accident victims can recover can vary depending on the circumstances of the case. However, some common damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Laurence Banville: What are some of the challenges that injured truck accident victims face in pursuing a civil case?
Marc Lenahan: There are a few challenges that injured truck accident victims face in pursuing a civil case. One challenge is that the trucking companies often have a lot of resources to fight the case. Another challenge is that the laws governing truck accidents can be complex.
Laurence Banville: What advice would you give to someone who has been injured in a truck accident?
Marc Lenahan: The best advice I can give is to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you gather evidence, file a lawsuit, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Free Consultations for Those Injured in Truck Accidents
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. A truck accident attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and can help you file a claim for compensation. Our truck accident attorneys offer free consultations, so there is no risk in getting help.
Mr. Banville is a personal injury attorney who has experience in handling auto accidents, work injuries, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and falls, and representing survivors and victims of sexual abuse. Mr. Banville is affiliated with law firms in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, D.C., and Maryland. Abuse Guardian