• May 06, 2022

Walter Rolando Alvarenga Perdomo Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Flower Mound, TX

Flower Mound, TX -- April 11, 2022, Walter Rolando Alvarenga Perdomo was injured due to an accident where a car crashed into an 18-wheeler.

According to reports, the crash took place at around 6:30 p.m. along Lakeside Parkway at Silveron Boulevard.

Authorities said that 20-year-old Walter Rolando Alvarenga Perdomo was in a Chevy Camaro traveling westbound along Lakeside. At Silveron, an 18-wheeler reportedly failed to yield, causing Alvarenga Perdomo's vehicle to crash into the trailer.

Alvarenga Perdomo reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Walter Alvarenga Perdomo 18-wheeler Accident in Flower Mound

As serious as it is for reports to say an 18-wheeler failed to yield to approaching traffic, this situation isn't like to be as one-sided as folks may think. Something that stood out in reports is authorities also mentioning the victim claimed to be drowsy leading up to the crash. So why does that change things?

Well, the law is nuanced in that crashes aren't just one bad guy and one good guy. There is a lot of gray, and folks can be responsible for their own actions even while the other person is accountable for theirs. Where this becomes complex in terms of helping people is when insurance companies seek to use this apportioning of blame to their advantage.

Walter Alvarenga Perdomo 18-wheeler Accident Flower Mound, TX

Put simply, Texas uses what's called Modified Comparative Negligence. It essentially says that someone can be held account for one's injuries unless the injured party is found to be at least 51% at fault for their own injuries. Let's say, for example, that someone is texting and driving and hits another car head-on. Is texting and driving dangerous? Absolutely, and it would probably be a factor in that collision. But if it turned out that the injured driver was actually drunk and driving the wrong way, it wouldn't really be reasonable for the texting driver to be at fault for the crash even if they technically contributed to it.

So with these reports, whether or not they're accurate, there is clearly room for legal controversy. A defense team can look at these reports and build a case with the goal of making the driver's supposed drowsiness a more serious factor than a truck driver allegedly failing to yield at an intersection. It would then be up to the victim's allies to show instead that the other driver's actions were more likely than not the cause of the injuries. So which side would be right? Well, that's not for me to say without there being far more thorough investigations into what exactly happened here, who did what, and just how avoidable this crash really was.

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