Dimmitt Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on US 83 in Cottle County, TX
Cottle County, TX -- March 28, 2022, a Dimmitt man was injured following an accident where two commercial trucks collided along US Highway 83.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at 5:23 a.m. along US 83 near mile marker 210.
According to reports, a 26-year-old Dimmitt man was in a tractor-trailer southbound along the highway. It appears that an oncoming tractor-trailer entered southbound lanes, crashing into the Dimmitt man's truck.
Due to the crash, the Dimmitt man sustained non-incapacitating injuries. In reports, it appears that both drivers claimed that the other crossed the center line, but video footage reportedly showed the northbound truck to be at fault. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Dimmitt Man Tractor-Trailer Accident on US 83 in Cottle County
With video footage reportedly showing what happened here, this all may seem pretty straight forward. But if anyone knows the lengths to which companies go to avoid responsibility, it's truck drivers. I myself have had plenty of clients over the years who were hard working truckers harmed by other reckless truckers. It doesn't take them long to realize there isn't much camaraderie when liability is on the line.
Not long ago, for example, I had a man come to me after a commercial vehicle wreck. He had a serious spinal injury and needed surgery. The other company, however, did everything in their power to claim that the victim's injuries were not at all serious, that he didn't surgery, and that all the meds and diagnostic testing he had was wholly unnecessary. It took us getting a team of medical experts with state-of-the-art imaging tools to show exactly what the injury was, how it happened, and how to fix it for the company to eventually cooperate (not exactly willingly, of course).
I wish I could say that was an unusually stubborn company, but it's just about par for the course. Insurance companies and trucking companies have one priority: make as much money as possible. That means throwing hard working truck drivers under the bus whenever they can. Ensuring drivers have as much evidence and legal tools as possible to tell their side of the story is crucial after a serious truck wreck. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception.