Jessica Lyshe Riasco Injured in Truck Accident in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX -- May 10, 2022, Jessica Lyshe Riasco was injured due to an accident involving a commercial truck.
Authorities responded to the area of the South Freeway and Everman Parkway at around 8:00 a.m.
According to investigators, 31-year-old Jessica Lyshe Riasco was in a vehicle traveling northbound on I-35W. In a series of events currently unclear, a commercial truck crashed into the back of Riasco's vehicle, pushing it into another vehicle ahead.
Riasco was said to have non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. Authorities did not give additional details about the crash.
Commentary on Jessica Lyshe Riasco Truck Accident in Fort Worth
With a situation like this, folks tend to overlook things, believing the situation to be about as open-and-shut as they can be. That could be true, considering trucks usually rear-end other driver due to inattention, speeding, or following too closely. But not only could there be unusual circumstances the truck driver had no control over, it's also possible that simply proving all those straight-forward details will present a challenge that a crash report alone can't properly address.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago where it was clear as day that a truck driver was on his phone when he caused a wreck. His employer, however, denied that he even owned a phone. As ridiculous as that sounds, it was our burden to prove otherwise.
We immediately got to work, and what ended up overcoming this hurdle was a lengthy deposition designed to trip the truck driver over his own stories. We caught him in a lie, and that was enough to get court orders for the cell phone records. They clearly showed that he'd been too busy watching pornography at the time of the crash to avoid the collision. It wasn't long after that the company decided to cooperate with us.
Unfortunately, stubborn companies are more often the norm than the exception. That's why it's crucial victims and families are prepared to offer more than just a standard crash report to tell their side of the story. Doing so can make a big difference in getting them the help they deserve. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception to that.