Arnold & Itkin’s truck accident attorneys have filed suit on behalf of three sprinter van passengers who were injured while traveling back from Dallas to Houston for business.
Our clients, who are Houston residents, were on their way home when they encountered an aggressive truck driver who rear-ended their sprinter van. The van fishtailed uncontrollably and crashed. The collision was so severe that one passenger, a mother of an 11-year-old girl, had to be life-flighted from the scene. Other injured passengers were rushed to the hospital by ambulances and good Samaritans who had witnessed the crash.
Accidents involving large and heavy vehicles like 18-wheelers have the potential to cause devastating injuries. In this collision, our clients experienced trauma that included a concussion, lacerations requiring dozens of stitches, and other injuries that have caused considerable pain and impairment. They face long roads to recovery and a high risk of lasting repercussions that may affect all areas of their lives.
Companies that hire commercial drivers must take proper care to select trained professionals who put safety first. They must also set and maintain standards that keep their drivers from operating 18-wheelers in a careless or hostile manner, all while abiding by applicable state and federal trucking regulations.
“There is no place on Texas roads for aggressive and reckless 18-wheeler drivers,” said our attorneys in a statement. “We look forward to getting to the bottom of why this particular driver hurt our clients so we can pursue the recoveries they deserve.”
We filed this case in Harris County, Texas.