ABC News 7 reported that two semi-trucks crashed on Highway 287, 10 miles east of Claude in Armstrong County, Texas.
At around 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2023, a 2021 Volvo truck tractor was driving east while towing a semi-trailer. In front of them was a 2013 Peterbilt truck tractor also towing a semi-trailer. Per the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Peterbilt semi-truck slowed down to make a right turn onto County Road 25 but was hit from behind by the Volvo. The impact caused the Peterbilt truck to jackknife before landing in the ditch. The truck was significantly damaged, with the Volvo truck resting on top of the trailer. The driver of the Volvo truck was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced Texas semi-truck accident lawyer that proudly represents crash victims and their families. During a recent discussion, Marc elaborated on who is liable for semi-truck accidents.
"Across Texas, there has been a rise in semi-truck accidents. The impact of these crashes is often severe or even fatal. Semi-truck drivers are expected to drive long hours and given strict deadlines that encourage little rest."
"Most semi-truck crashes are caused by driver error. Speed, driver fatigue, driving under the influence, and distracted driving are just some of these. Additional truck collisions include failing to secure loads, failing to yield to other drivers, and lack of maintenance to the vehicle. Sometimes, the truck driver is to blame, but other parties can be responsible for truck accidents. A truck accident can be caused by issues related to road maintenance, vehicle malfunction, and passenger vehicles. The surviving family members of those killed in semi-truck accidents should talk to an experienced truck accident lawyer to learn more about if they can file a lawsuit. The attorney can help identify all parties responsible for the damages. Financial compensation may be available for victims of truck accidents."