In Texas, people who need to drive as part of their job are in constant jeopardy of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. This is especially common if they make frequent stops, intermittently reduce speed and make turns. Other vehicles could be speeding, have inattentive drivers or commit traffic violations that result in a collision with injuries and fatalities. People who have been involved in a crash should think about how it could hinder them and take the appropriate steps to protect themselves.
Crash between car, Jeep and semi injures mail carrier
A woman, 48, was driving a Jeep and working as a mail carrier when her vehicle was rear-ended and sent into a tractor-trailer, causing injuries. The accident happened at around noon. According to the investigation, the 2016 Jeep was heading east. Behind it was a 2016 Mazda. The semi was heading in the opposite direction. When the Jeep reduced its speed to turn, the Mazda crashed into it from behind. The Jeep spun and went into the path of the semi where it was hit again. It then went into a ditch after which the semi jackknifed. The only injury was to the mail carrier. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation is continuing.
Understanding the ramifications of an auto accident
In some instances, an auto accident can combine with a work accident. Those who have been impacted by these circumstances should know how it could damage their future and respond accordingly. Injuries with a hospitalization can result in massive medical expenses, even if they are minor. For people who require surgery and rehabilitation, the costs could be immense. Adding in the possibility of lost time on the job, and it enhances the possible problems a person will face.
Having professional advice is a wise step
To be fully protected, it is important to understand how insurance companies function. While they might be sympathetic, they are also trying to restrain costs. In many instances after motor vehicle accidents, a legal filing could be needed to maximize compensation. In this case, the injured woman could miss time on the job and need care to recover after the accident. Gathering evidence and taking the necessary steps is imperative and legal assistance may be essential to filing a successful claim.