A man’s life has sadly been lost as the result of a tragic semi-truck crash. The accident took place early in the morning on a recent Sunday along United States Route 287. Sometimes these types of crashes occur due to a driver’s negligence, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the collision.
How the accident happened
The recent accident near Claude, Texas, occurred at about 1:40 a.m. According to police, a semi was leaving a United States Route 287 eastbound rest area and proceeded to enter the main road. However, the semi-truck driver reportedly failed to yield to a motor vehicle that was traveling along the highway’s outside lane.
Police said the truck crashed into the automobile, causing it to overturn and enter the median. The driver of the automobile reportedly ended up being ejected from it and passed away at the crash scene. He was 41 years old. Meanwhile, the semi driver suffered no injuries in the collision. Police continued to investigate the crash.
Potential legal ramifications of these tragic incidents
The surviving family members of the man who died in the semi-truck crash may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. In addition, the truck driver’s employer could be named in the lawsuit. Liability must be established in civil court, through a showing of negligence, before a Texas judge will decide the claim for damages. If the deceased man’s family members are successful, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover the man’s burial costs, the loss of support for surviving dependents and other expenses related to the fatal accident.