Correctional officer hires VB Attorneys to hold trucking company accountable for wreck
Written by Vuk Vujasinovic
MidTex Oil, LP, Rush Truck Leasing, and Michael Ray Simpson have been sued by a correctional officer after a wreck.
On January 11, 2019, Michael Ray Simpson was driving an 18-wheeler for his employer, MidTex Oil, when he unsafely changed lanes into our client’s car on a public highway in Houston. He did not stop to render aid, committing a hit and run. He continued driving until our client flagged him down at a gas station miles down the road.
While asking Mr. Simpson about the wreck, our client learned he was wearing earbuds while driving at the time of the wreck. She was also asked by Mr. Simpson to not call the police or file a crash report.
Rush Truck Leasing leased the truck to MidTex Oil.
Trucking companies must follow federal safety laws to keep the rest of us safe
Millions of 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and commercial trucks share the road with us every day in the United States. That’s why trucking companies and truck drivers must follow theFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rulesas well as state safety laws. When companies and professional truck drivers don’t follow these laws, we pay the price.
Our client has suffered multiple severe injuries because of this crash. The lawsuit alleges that the professional truck driver failed to:
maintain a proper lookout
stop and render aid
bring his vehicle to a stop before it collided with our client’s vehicle
operate his vehicle in a safe manner
These are a few of the lawsuit’s allegations against the driver. The lawsuit alleges MidTex and Rush Truck Leasing knew or should have known that the truck driver, Mr. Simpson, “was unskilled, incompetent, and a reckless driver.”
The lawsuit seeks to hold the companies responsible for their negligence.
When trucking companies and truck drivers make the decision to violate the safety rules, it is often because their priority isn’t safety. It’s money. And so a lawsuit is often the only way to send a message to these companies that they cannot continue to prioritize profits over safety.
We help you hold trucking companies and truck drivers responsible for their unsafe actions
One of the most important things we do is make sure our clients get the medical treatment they need to get back on their feet. Insurance companies will drag their feet when it comes to getting you medical care after a wreck. We don’t let that happen.
We also hire investigators and experts to make sure the truth about the wreck is told. We don’t let the insurance company and the trucking company get away with putting your life at risk.
To find out how we can help you get the best result possible in the shortest amount of time, call us at 877-724-7800 or fill out a contact form.