Two men lost their lives recently in a fiery accident involving an 18-wheeler and a UPS delivery truck. The accident, which happened at night, killed two Florida UPS employees, William Harris and Adam Banicki.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, this accident occurred along interstate 20 at FM 2015 in Tyler. DPS reports indicate that Harris and his passenger were traveling as part of a team involved in long-haul movements. Unfortunately, the UPS truck allegedly rear ended an 18-wheeler causing their truck to catch fire.
The driver of the 18-wheeler tried unsuccessfully to save the two from the wreckage, and the incident is still under investigations by the authorities.
Trucking Accidents and Regulations
Truck accidents are some of the most ravaging traffic collisions in which you can be involved, as trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when loaded to capacity.
Federal regulations need to be followed when training truck drivers, as well as equipment operation of commercial trucks. Violating these trucking regulations can lead to serious accidents.
There are many contributing factors to truck accidents. Some of the these include distracted driving, improper vehicle maintenance, and failure to control speed. If the truck driver is responsible for the accident, then their insurance company should compensate others who are injured as a result. However, if they do not accept responsibility for the damages, or importantly the correct amount of damages, and negotiations fail, then the case is likely to go to a trial.
If you are in Texas or New Mexico and have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, it is important to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer from the Ruhmann Law Firm right away. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the well-being of our clients and we always ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable for their actions.
Ruhmann Law Firm Can Fight for Compensation
If you are a victim of a truck accident, Ruhmann Law Firm can fight for you. Whether you have been injured in a rear end collision with a semi-truck, an under-ride accident, a jacknife, or even a rollover, our caring and dedicated attorneys are qualified and experienced to work on your behalf.
We invite you to contact our us today on (915) 845-4529 for a initial free consultation.