Caddo County, OK – Semi-Truck Collision Catches Fire
Collision Causes Fatal Injuries
Caddo County, OK (July 6, 2018) On Friday, around 7:00 p.m., a man named Justin Schneider was driving a semi-truck in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40. His tire blew out, which caused his truck to swerve into the center median and landed him in eastbound traffic. His truck hit another semi-truck head-on. The other truck was driven by Tirso Levya, who is 50-years old. Both semi-trucks caught on fire. Schneider flew out of his truck and suffered fatal injuries. Schneider was 34-years old. Levya was transported to a local hospital due to minor injuries. He was treated and released.
Truck accidents almost always cause severe or fatal injuries. Fortunately, the federal government created regulations that all truck drivers must follow. Some regulations include hours of service, which was developed to make sure truck drivers stay alert on the roads and don’t fall asleep. Another popular regulation forbids truck drivers from texting on the road. An obvious regulation is no tolerance for driving under the influence. Another regulation makes truck drivers and truck companies responsible for keeping logbooks that keeps track of the drivers’ activities, drug tests, etc.
Sometimes determining who is liable in a truck accident can be complicated because truck drivers themselves are not always liable. There are some cases where something goes wrong with one of the truck’s parts, which makes the manufacturing company or manufacturer liable for selling a defective part. Other times a truck company is deemed liable for failing to keep proper log books and sending an unfit driver out on the road.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand how complicated truck accidents can be, which is why we do everything within our power to make sure our clients are compensated for their damages and losses. We believe our clients deserve to be compensated for economical and non-economical damages. If you, or someone you know, has been involved in a truck accident, call 888-352-0624.