Arnold & Itkin’s truck accident attorneys recently filed suit in Harris County, Texas, on behalf of a man who was seriously injured in a collision with a commercial truck and then threatened by the truck driver, who didn’t want him to call the police.
Our client, a hard-working father of two, was sideswiped by a large truck, causing his vehicle to latch onto the running board of the truck and get thrown into the guardrail on a dangerously high flyover exit ramp. The impact of this collision caused our client to suffer severe injuries to his back, arms, face, and hand. After the crash, the truck driver tried to intimidate our client so he would not call the police.
Companies, particularly those that hire commercial drivers, have a responsibility to make sure that the people they hire are properly trained, licensed, and cautious. They must also make sure their drivers know how to conduct themselves if a collision does occur. They should stay at the scene, act professionally, and render aid if possible. Threatening a person who has just suffered a serious injury in an accident is simply unacceptable—and heartless. Trying to strongarm a truck accident victim into not calling the police? We take that as an implicit admission that the driver was in the wrong.
We look forward to taking this case further and holding all responsible parties accountable. No matter what.