• May 03, 2021

Beverly Marie Harrison Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Midland County, TX

Midland County, TX -- April 8, 2021, Beverly Marie Harrison was injured following an accident where a semi-truck hit Harrison's vehicle.

Initial reports indicated that the crash took place at around 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and County Road 90.

According to reports, 36-year-old Beverly Marie Harrison was in a Lincoln Navigator traveling northbound on Fairgrounds. Harrison reportedly slowed down, but a semi-truck rear-ended Harrison's vehicle.

Due to the crash, Harrison had non-incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Authorities cited the truck driver for failure to control speed.

Commentary on Beverly Marie Harrison Semi-Truck Accident in Midland County

With rear-end collisions like this, folks think things are about as open-and-shut as it gets. Well, that's rarely true. There are two main challenges after any serious truck wreck. One challenge is that trucking companies don't want to just accept responsibility without putting up a fight. That leads to situations like one I handled where we had to depose a truck driver for hours just to get him to admit he had a cell phone, and only then could we pull the records and prove he was watching pornography, of all things, when the crash happened.

Beverly Marie Harrison Semi-Truck Accident Midland County TX

Secondly--and this is where less experienced attorneys tend to fall short--crashes aren't always the result of just one mistake. I've had crashes, for example, where a truck driver's brakes were completely worn, leading to them crashing into an otherwise avoidable vehicle. When we pulled the maintenance records, we found the trucking company would routinely neglect maintenance to save money. Not only does that put others in danger, it even puts their own truck driver at risk. Not only is bringing that thing to light important for getting victims and families help, it's important for correcting reckless behavior that could cause harm to others.

So, are steps being taken to properly investigate this crash and overcome these challenges? Generally speaking, relying on authorities alone generally makes that more difficult. It's far more likely that getting answers will require more thorough independent accident reconstructions.

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