In many large truck collisions, proving liability is not much of a problem. Common carriers, like truck drivers, taxi drivers, and Uber drivers, have a high duty of care. So, what might pass for an accident with a non-commercial driver is negligence where commercial operators are concerned.
There are thousands of vehicle collisions in Tarrant County every year. Sudden wind gusts and other uncontrollable events cause a few of them. But for the most part, these events are not accidents. They may have been unintentional, but they were usually preventable. For that reason, many government agencies and media outlets no longer use the A-word to describe these incidents.
Negligence, which is a lack of care, causes about 90 percent of the car crashes in Tarrant County. So, most vehicle collisions are not unavoidable "accidents." In these cases, victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. This reimbursement usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Politicians love attaching policy riders as "amendments" to must-pass spending bill and other such legislation. Typically, these addendums have very little effect on the public at large. But 49 U.S.C. 3106 is a major exception to this rule.
An eighteen wheeler overturned after it rear-ended an SUV. The impact caused a chain-reaction crash that killed one person and sent seven others to the hospital.
Car crashes and other such incidents often cause catastrophic injuries, such as wrongful death. These victims could be entitled to substantial compensation. Unfortunately, Texas has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. Since most people only carry the minimum, individual tortfeasors (negligent drivers) might not have enough insurance coverage to provide fair compensation in many cases.