Two Injured and One Dead After Smith County CrashAugust 28, 2021
A vehicular accident was reported in Smith County, Texas on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. The Texas Department of Safety was one of the first responders present at the scene of the accident. The crash occurred at an unspecified time on FM 346.
The vehicles involved in the crash were a pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Although details leading up to the incident are scarce, it is known that at least one person was killed in the accident. Two others survived – the driver of the pickup truck and the driver of the semi-truck. However, both were left with severe injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the nearest hospital. Both the southbound and northbound lanes of the FM 346 were closed for several hours while cleanup and initial investigation of the crash were ongoing. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.
If You Were Injured in a Crash, What Kind of Legal Action Can You Take?
In 2019, more than 2 million people were left with some form of injuries following a car crash, according to the NHTSA. If you happen to be one of them, you should know that you have the right to pursue legal action against the driver involved. Although you may be tempted to just use your own insurance to deal with your injuries, you should know that by doing so, you risk increasing your insurance premium in the months to come, since your provider would assume that the crash that occurred was your fault. Instead of filing a claim to your own auto insurance, consider submitting one to the auto-insurance provider of the driver who is responsible for causing the crash to occur. Other legal actions may also be available at your disposal, depending on your crash situation. Call us today at (713) 352-7975 to get a free consultation with one of our car crash lawyers in Texas.