Mayor John Wilkerson reported that a Lampasas ISD school bus was recently involved in an accident on September 2022. Non-life-threatening injuries were reported among the children on the school bus.
This collision happened shortly after 4 PM, and the school bus, dump truck, and fuel tanker were seen in the aftermath of the incident. Based on the preliminary investigation the authorities performed, it’s believed that only the dump truck and the school bus had initially collided.
The fuel tanker, while passing, clipped the dump truck. This all took place near a Valero gas station on US-190. Authorities continued to work on identifying what happened between the school bus, dump truck, and fuel tanker, as it was still unclear how the accident unfolded.
An evaluation was done to see if there were any children injured on the school bus. Following this, they were taken to City Hall to their families. The check revealed that two children suffered minor injuries while on the school bus. Their family members opted to take them to local hospitals to get the required treatment.
The fuel tanker driver was taken to the hospital via an ambulance. Non-life-threatening injuries were reported. Unfortunately, the story of the dump truck driver was not the same. While everyone else suffered minor injuries, that driver was in critical condition and was airlifted from the scene.
When you read the story of the school bus, dump truck, and fuel tanker collision, it sounds like things ended pretty well for most involved. You’ll not often hear that a driver and children suffer minor injuries after such an incident. Of course, the dump truck driver was seriously injured after the vehicles collided.
Truck accidents often leave people in similar or worse conditions. This is especially unfair if you were not at fault, but your life is being disrupted. A truck accident attorney collects the required evidence to build a case for you, deals with insurance companies on your behalf, represents you during a trial if necessary, and ensures your best legal interests are being served so you can focus on recovery.
The school bus collided with the dump truck, and thankfully, there were two children injured in a minor way. However, such a crash could easily lead to more catastrophic outcomes. Some of the typical injuries include:
If you find yourself in a truck accident, handling it well is the first step to helping you secure a proper settlement at the end. Here are some boxes you want to check.
Just as the two children and everyone else got looked at after the school bus collided with the dump truck near the Valero gas station, getting medical attention was mandatory. Seek it for others, too, if they are unable to move around.
Giving the police a statement to the police report can be used to help you later.
Take the relevant photos and get the contact numbers of everyone involved in the matter. If you can get witness contacts, this will also help.
Contact your attorney and share all the accident details. Pay attention to and follow all the instructions you get on the matter.
If you were the victim of a truck accident, then your lawyer will try to get all the following incorporated into your settlement.
This speaks to the earnings you can’t have because you’re away from work. It will cover future lost wages as well.
You want to recover the cost of your medical bills here, and your attorney will help you with that too!
Depending on how the accident unfolded, your vehicle or other property could be damaged, so you’ll need the cost of repair or replacement covered.
An accident may lead a spouse to be unable to fulfill intimate duties. In that case, this element would come into play.
This refers to the physical pain and mental anguish that the accident causes, which your lawyer will evaluate.
Truck accidents can be incredibly deadly and life-changing for all involved. For example, while the accident on that fateful Thursday afternoon will likely not affect the two children for long, the dump truck driver may have permanent damage.
If you end up going through a similar thing because of another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation! Call Ehline Law Firm today at (833) LETS-SUE to schedule a free initial case evaluation!
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.