• October 12, 2022

Joaquin Armando Morga, Maria De Jesus Gomez Injured in Truck Accident in Andrews County, TX

Andrews County, TX -- September 18, 2022, Joaquin Morga and Maria Gomez were injured due to an accident where a semi-truck hit their SUV.

Investigators said that the crash happened at the intersection of FM 1788 and County Road 8000 at around 10:23 p.m.

Joaquin Armando Morga, Maria De Jesus Gomez Injured in Truck Accident in Andrews County, TX

Authorities said they believe Joaquin Armando Morga and Maria De Jesus Gomez, both 39, were in a Ford Expedition traveling northbound on FM 1788. At CR 8000, it appears an 18-wheeler was stopped at the westbound stop sign. That truck then reportedly failed to yield, police suggest, resulting in a collision with Morga and Gomez's vehicle.

Morga and Gomez were said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were discussed. At this time, additional details about the events surrounding the crash are unclear.

Commentary on Joaquin Armando Morga, Maria De Jesus Gomez Truck Accident in Andrews County

At a glance, this all sounds pretty open-and-shut. If evidence shows a truck driver fail to yield to a car, and people get hurt, it's likely there can be consequences to hold that driver accountable. However, it's important folks realize that they usually aren't dealing with a driver; they're dealing with a company. Those companies don't just roll over and take responsibility. Steps must always be taken to anticipate tactics they often employ to avoid responsibility and cheat victims and families out of the help they deserve.

For example, I had a situation a while back where a company blamed the victim in a crash, saying they didn't have their headlights on. When we went to look at the victim's car, it shocked us to find the car's headlights simply weren't there. So what happened? Well, diligent investigations eventually revealed that a trucking company rep came to the wreck yard a couple days prior and stole the victim's headlights. My jaw still drops to this day just thinking about.

I'm not saying anything so extreme is going to happen here. It's simply that a lot of folks move forward thinking their story speaks for itself. In reality, those folks often end up going to an experienced attorney because they find their story has plenty of wiggle room for the trucking companies and insurance companies to muddy the waters. Understanding those challenges can be the first step to overcoming them, which is why articles like the one below are such valuable resources for the public.

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