Guadalupe Rocio Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- June 7, 2022, Guadalupe Rocio was injured due to an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler crashed.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 p.m. along I-10 at Foster Road.
According to officials, 30-year-old Guadalupe Rocio was in a Toyota Corolla traveling westbound along the I-10 service road after turning right off of Foster. Reports say there is video evidence showing that an 18-wheeler took the turnaround to go westbound on the service road, then went into Rocio's lane "without signaling," resulting a collision.
Rocio sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Guadalupe Rocio 18-wheeler Accident in San Antonio
As straight-forward as these reports no doubt seem, it's important to always anticipate potential challenges standing between folks and whatever help they need after a serious truck wreck. Even when the facts seem clear, there can be other roadblocks put in their way which require particular evidence and strategies to overcome.
For example, I had this case a while back where it was clear as day that a truck driver wasn't paying attention and rear-ended a man's vehicle. This resulted in a serious spinal injury that required surgery. However, knowing they couldn't avoid blame for the crash, the company involved did everything they could to instead downplay the victim's injuries. They said the severity was exaggerated, the numerous tests were unnecessary, and surgery would be far too extreme a treatment. Essentially, they accused our client of lying about the fact that he could barely walk due to the pain resulting from the injury.
It took months of back and forth before we were finally able to secure evidence from medical experts using state-of-the-art imaging tools to clearly show the nature of the man's injuries, how they occurred, and the extensive treatments required to get him back on his feet. It was all too clear how convincing that would be to a potential jury, and only then did the company relent and cooperate.
I certainly hope nothing like that plays out here, but it's one of those things folks don't often consider until they're already in the middle of it. Anticipating these potential challenges ahead of time, however, provides a better opportunity to overcome the hurdles and get people the help they need sooner rather than later. Whether or not such steps were taken here remains to be seen.