• July 21, 2022

Katy Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on FM 1161 in Wharton County, TX

Wharton County, TX -- June 21, 2022, a Katy woman was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed with her vehicle on FM 1161.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:00 a.m. along FM 1161. Reports say that a 59-year-old Katy woman was in a Ford Escape traveling westbound on FM 1161. From oncoming lanes, it appears an 18-wheeler went over the center line on a curve and hit the woman's vehicle.

The Katy woman had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on FM 1161 in Wharton County

Anytime I see a crash like this, my immediate concern is if it's being taken seriously. Quite frankly, when a crash happens which seems straight-forward, even the authorities are quick to consider the matter settled. But when there are trucking and insurance companies doing everything in their power to avoid responsibility, nothing is ever simple.

Katy Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on FM 1161 in Wharton County, TX

A while back, for example, I handled a situation in which an 18-wheeler went over the center line and hit someone's car. Despite it being obvious the driver messed up, they tried to claim that it was the rain making the road too slick that caused the crash. That may sound like a ridiculous excuse (which it is), but I've seen flimsier defenses prove successful. That's why we were diligent in proving that the truck was going way too fast for conditions and didn't have safe tires to begin with. It was only after all that the company finally cooperated and took responsibility.

Maybe nothing like that is happening here, but waiting around until it's too late to gather evidence is one of the worst mistakes I see people make--even some less experienced attorneys. Are steps being taken here to ensure those involved in the crash have the tools and evidence they need to get the help they deserve?

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