Victim, Identified As Martin Rozier III of Pampa, Pronounced Dead At The Scene
The incident involving a Ford Ranger and a Mack Truck Tractor occurred east of Amarillo on State Loop 335 the morning of Saturday, October 12th.
Rozier was headed westbound in a Ford pickup when a truck towing a Belly Dump semi-trailer failed to yield the right of way, cutting in front of the pickup truck. It appears that Rozier attempted to evade the semi but was unsuccessful, crashing into the side of the trailer and becoming lodged under it.
Unfortunately, even though he was wearing a seat belt, Rozier would not survive the crash and was declared deceased at the scene by emergency responders. The driver of the truck, reported to be a 75-year-old male, was uninjured.
Texas Highway Patrol is still investigating the circumstances of this deadly crash.
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A contributing attorney to Legal Herald, Laurence Banville of BanvilleLaw.com shared the following information for victims and families of victims involved in truck accident injuries or deaths:
“While many understand that being involved in a truck accident can be grave or even deadly, they never consider that it will be them who is involved. Some also believe that an insurance policy will cover all the necessary medical treatment even if they do suffer injuries in an accident. However, this is often not the case.
This is due to the fact that just about every insurance policy has a set amount of dollars that it will pay out. When this limit or maximum payout is reached, those who were benefiting from the policy will stop receiving the help they depend on. Indeed, if medical bills continue to accumulate, the victims themselves are left to pay for them out of their own pocket.
In addition to this, an insurance policy is unlikely to cover other expenses that come along with a truck accident, such as emotional trauma, which can affect not only the victim but also their families.
There’s few individuals who think about filing a lawsuit right after their accident as victims are often more concerned with healing and recovery than pursuing legal proceedings. But a lawsuit can be the only opportunity that exists to recover complete compensation that takes into account all damages, including those that can arise in the future.
Victims who have suffered injuries in a truck accident should also understand that statutes of limitation exist, so speaking with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the incident can prove vital to a legal case.”
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