Terrance Sinegal and Passengers Injured in Brookshire, TX Truck Accident
Brookshire, TX — June 15, 2022, 34-year-old Terrance Sinegal and his passengers were injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on I-10 in Brookshire.
According to reports the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on I-10 near Farm to Market Road 359. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was towing a trailer west behind a Ram 1500 pickup driven by Sinegal.
Sinegal braked as the trucks approached heavy traffic in the area. He successfully stopped before hitting anyone, but the Freightliner driver behind was unable to do the same and rear-ended the pickup.
Sinegal and three passengers in the pickup all suffered serious injuries in the crash and were taken to an area hospital. The semi-truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Terrance Sinegal Accident in Brookshire
People might read that the commercial truck driver failed to control his speed and rear-ended the victims, then assume that confirms who's to blame for this accident and the resulting injuries. However, trucking companies rarely agree to accept fault for these crashes without a bitter fight.
For instance, if the Brookshire victims approached the company behind the driver who hit them for help they'd likely get denials and deflections, or at best assurances the company would "take care of everything once their investigation is complete." That last one may sound promising but it's really just an attempt to kick the can down the road until they can find something to get them off the hook or time runs out for the victims to take action. Denying responsibility, blaming scapegoats, and dragging things out are all strategies companies use to escape liability no matter what the preliminary facts say.
The best way to overcome all that is to conduct a careful and thorough investigation--often best handled by independent investigators rather than police--and gather clear evidence of what really happened. Armed with the objective facts of the matter and a case built around them, many people have successfully held a trucking company accountable for the serious harm their employees did.