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Driver Amputated After Single-Vehicle Crash in Montgomery

The garbage truck was found at Old Highway 105, and not in an upright position. The truck was occupied only by one person, the driver, who was left with severe injuries and had to be rescued by the firefighters. An amputation had to be performed at the scene due to the difficulty faced by the firefighter when trying to extricate the driver from the crash’s wreckage. The driver is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and is still in critical condition.

If You Were Injured in a Crash While Working, Is Your Employer Liable for Your Treatment?

The answer depends on your employee status – are you classified as an employee or are you considered an independent contractor? In Texas, if you are the former, then your employer is held liable for any injuries that arise while you are working on their behalf, including in circumstances as described above, where the driver had a catastrophic injury that led to the loss of his limbs from the crash. 

However, if you are an independent contractor, then your employer may not be held liable for the medical treatment you need. If you’re facing this kind of situation, it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately. Our lawyers can provide a free consultation for your car crash case, available 24/7 – call us at (713) 352-7975 if you’d like our assistance.  

Source: Firefighter Nation