Michael Albert Beem Injured in Truck Accident in Rains County, TX
Rains County, TX -- August 2, 2022, Michael Albert Beem was injured after an accident where a semi-truck crashed with Beem's vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:30 a.m. along Highway 19 at the intersection of County Road 1495.
In reports, officials said that 62-year-old Michael Albert Beem was in an SUV traveling northbound on the highway. At CR-1495, reports say that Beem slowed to make a left turn. While doing so, an 18-wheeler behind Beem reportedly failed to control speed and crashed into the SUV.
Due to the crash, Beem sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. No other injuries were reported. Investigations are ongoing at this time.
Commentary on Michael Albert Beem Truck Accident in Rains County
Folks tend to look at crashes like this as open-and-shut, but things are rarely ever that simple. It's not just about what happened in the crash. It's also about what comes next and whether or not victims and families have the tools to overcome whatever barriers the trucking company puts between them and the help they deserve.
For example, I handled a crash not long ago where it was obvious a truck driver crashed while looking at his phone. However, his employer denied he even owned one. That sure didn't pass the smell test, but it was our burden to prove otherwise.
Fortunately, our team's hard work putting together a deposition paid off. The questions eventually tripped the driver up in his own stories, and he admitted to owning a phone. It was only then that we got a court order for the records, after which it came to light the driver had been watching pornography at the time of the crash.
I'm not saying that happened here, of course, and that's just one of many ways a trucking company can muddy the waters make things difficult after a serious truck wreck. It's important that folks understand these tactics and how important it is to have allies that can anticipate and overcome those obstacles. That's why the article below goes further into some of the ways trucking companies work against people in need.