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Dump Truck Hits, Kills Woman Crossing The Street

Dump Truck Hits, Kills Woman Crossing The Street
By: Dorothy Hyde Posted in: Truck Accident

“All her body was absolutely damaged,” said a woman who saw the horrible accident.

We’re talking about what happened the other night when a Waste Connections dump truck ran over a woman while she was in the crosswalk and had the right of way.

Police have turned the case over to a grand jury to decide if the driver will be charged criminally.

While we do not know what the outcome of this case will be, we do know that it highlights some of the major hazards that trucks can pose, especially if there is any kind of driver negligence.

We know that when you hit the road, you do everything you can to be safe, especially around larger trucks. Unfortunately, you cannot control everyone on the roadway around you. When you need a Dallas truck accident attorney, you can count on the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde to work to recover the compensation you deserve.

The Dangers

Why are large trucks so potentially dangerous?

Because they weight tens of thousands of pounds. With their cargo, they can reach as much as 100 thousand pounds.

If that much weight crashes into another vehicle, the damage can be catastrophic, especially for anyone inside.

Injuries from truck accidents are usually not minor. Commonly, they cause spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain damage, broken and dislocated bones, and massive internal trauma. The medical expenses from these types of injuries can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, an amount that most will find impossible to pay without insurance coverage.

The problems is, will insurance cover all of these expenses?

Truck accidents happen for two main reasons, driver negligence and truck failure due to a lack of regular maintenance.

If drivers make the decision to operate their vehicle while distracted by their cell phone or some other device, the consequences can be deadly for others on the roadway. Even worse, if a driver is operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol, the outcome will almost always end with someone getting hurt or killed.

We also want to note that many drivers and companies will ignore regulations dictating how many hours a driver can operate in a day. This is complete negligence and can cause harm if the driver falls asleep at the wheel.

What You Can Do

If you have been hurt because of the negligence of a truck driver or a truck company, then you need to seek legal assistance. You can trust the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde will be by your side for your whole case.

We know that an accident can leave you with major medical bills and lost income if you are not able to work while you heal. We will work to ensure that you get compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Dallas truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 214-883-1700.

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