• May 24, 2017

Jennifer Shannon Injured in Accident in Shallowater, TX

Shallowater, TX -- A crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck left 45-year-old Jennifer Shannon with injuries in Shallowater, TX Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The incident took place on FM 179 & County Road 2641 around 11 a.m.

According to the report, both vehicles were headed south on 179 when the crash happened. The big rig reportedly failed to yield, colliding with the passenger vehicle, causing it roll several times.

Ms. Shannon, aged 45, was hospitalized with injuries described as incapacitating.

The investigation is currently underway.

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Commentary

If the details provided by the report are true, it appears the driver of the semi-truck was at fault. But, whenever we think an accident is indefensible, an insurance company comes along and proves us wrong.

One tactic employed by insurance companies in truck accidents is to say they'll own up and do what's right by victims and their families. In the meantime, they'll do all they can to drag their feet, stalling the victim out.

What's the purpose of this tactic? The longer they stall, the more difficult it becomes for victims and their families to gather the necessary evidence to convince a jury the trucking company is in the wrong. While victims are waiting for the insurance company to act appropriately, legally speaking, the claim against the company vanishes. So, in essence, the insurance company tries to get victims to sabotage their own case, grinning all the while like a Cheshire Cat.

By the time victims realize the insurance company is intentionally dawdling, frustrated victims find themselves involved in a case that's harder to win.

The last thing victims and their loved ones need while grieving or dealing with a mounting pile of medical bills is to gather evidence at a crash site. Nonetheless, getting justice is always a time-sensitive situation.

--Grossman Law Offices

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