• May 22, 2017

2 Injured in Lufkin, TX, 18-wheeler Accident on Loop 287

Lufkin, TX -- May 19, 2017, two people sustained injuries due to an accident in which their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

According to initial reports released by the Lufkin Police Department, the incident took place in the afternoon hours of Friday along Loop 287.

Police investigators reported that a man and a woman were traveling along the loop in a passenger vehicle. For reasons which have not been made clear, their vehicle was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler, sending the car into the center concrete divider.

The man and the woman were both trapped inside the vehicle following the incident, requiring extrication from rescue crews. Upon extraction, they were transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Police did not say if any charges or citations resulted from the accident. No further information has been released.

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Commentary

When a lot of people see an accident where an 18-wheeler rear-ends another vehicle, their usual thought is that the victims are going to be automatically compensated for their damages. The reality is that no accident involving a commercial vehicle is ever simple. There are a lot of complex difficulties surrounding truck accidents which many people aren't often prepared to deal with. This is why so many truck accident victims reach out to professionals to help them with their case. Gaining the aid of an experienced professional can help victims and their families overcome the blame-shifting tactics trucking companies use to avoid liability.

This is a subject with a lot of intricacies, and our firm receives many questions from those affected by such accidents. The article below is a valuable resource for those looking to learn more about what trucking companies can be capable of and their options for successfully holding a trucking company accountable for their actions.

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