Chain Reaction Trucking Accident Pins Man’s Legs Under Tractor Trailer Unit
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2012 – Weird chain reaction crash involving a big rig and a van leaves five with serious injuries.
“The man whose legs were pinned under the tires of a tractor-trailer is lucky to be alive. This was a bizarre accident, with the cause still under investigation. Apparently the rig was traveling south, when for some unknown reason, it collided with the back of a work van. The van’s male passenger was ejected onto the highway, and run over by the big rig, becoming trapped under one of its tires, as it stopped on top of his legs,” Austin personal injury lawyer Brooks Schuelke recounted. Schuelke is with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P.
The highway was shut down for 90 minutes, to allow rescue crews to extricate the man from under the tires, using high-pressure airbags, and to clear the road of debris from the accident. Damaged vehicles were towed from the scene. The man under the tires was in serious condition, with devastating crush injuries to his lower legs, but remained alert while they were working to free him. Other victims were treated for head, neck, back and facial lacerations.
The main question in this case is what happened to cause the big rig to plow into the back of the van? Distracted driving? Texting while driving? A mechanical failure? Improperly loaded cargo that shifted? “This is one of the things the police need to determine to find out how this accident happened, and to apportion liability and possibly lay charges. The man ejected onto the highway and run over by the rig will no doubt want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for his injuries, medical bills and other expenses. His life may never be the same again,” stated Schuelke.
Accidents involving big rigs are particularly time sensitive, as evidence must be preserved quickly. “If you have been in a collision with a tractor-trailer, do not wait to call me. We need pictures of the scene as soon as possible,” Austin injury lawyer Schuelke added.
Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP
206 East 9th Street, Ste. 1511
Austin, TX 78701
Call (512) 476-4944
- Selfies Killing More People Than Sharks
Selfie danger is on the rise. In mid-September, a Japanese tourist at the Taj Mahal was taking a picture of himself and fell down stairs, leading to a fatal brain injury. In early September, a Houston teenager was killed taking a selfie with a gun. In August, a man was gored while trying to take [...]
- Energy Drinks Linked To Brain Injuries
A new University of Toronto study found that teenagers who drink heavily caffeinated energy drinks are more prone to traumatic brain injuries. In the firm, I see brain injuries in all sorts of situations — car wrecks, bicycle accidents, falls, etc. But for teenagers, the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries is sports. The [...]
- Another Wrong Way Crash In Austin
Early this morning (August 19th), Austin endured another wrong way crash, a wreck where a driver is driving the wrong way on a highway. Details are not out yet, but one man was killed and two women were critically injured following a head-on collision on I35 southbound near Airport Boulevard. When a wreck like this [...]
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: Austin accident attorney, Austin accident lawyer, Austin injury attorney, Austin injury lawyer, Austin personal injury, Austin personal injury attorney, Austin personal injury lawyer