A truck driver’s vehicle is large, can weigh several tons and covers lots of ground on the road. The typical tractor-trailer is 48 feet long and over 13 feet tall. Visibility can be difficult when a driver is backing up and communication is key if a person is around the vehicle on foot when it is moving. It’s important to remember that the smallest mistake can result in serious injury. Unfortunately, a Hidalgo man was the victim in an incident with a tractor-trailer.
A Devastating Accident
In late December of 2015, the Hidalgo man filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against a trucking company he worked for and one of its operators after suffering injuries caused by being run over. According to the complaint filed in August of 2015, the man was working with the company as a truck operator and was fixing an oversized truck’s taillights. As the victim worked on the lights, the truck’s driver ran over him six times with axles from the tractor-trailer.
In the lawsuit, the Hidalgo man seeks a settlement of more than 1 million dollars for pre- and post-court costs as well as medical bills and wages lost. The plaintiff has also continued suffering tremendous physical pain and financial damage.
Helping However We Can
Remember, the J. Gonzalez Law Firm is always a phone call away. If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer and you think negligence was involved, contact our McAllen office and let us help you get the justice you deserve.