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Timothy Miller was injured in an accident with a truck at the intersection of I-30 and US 259

MORRIS COUNTY, Texas- Three people, including 38-year-old Timothy Eugene Miller and two children, were injured when the Dodge Ram they were traveling in collided with a car-hauler at the intersection of the I-30 service road and US 259.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 7:35 a.m. Miller reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One child appeared to have more serious injuries, and details were not available on the injuries of the second child.

The cause of the crash was not immediately apparent as investigators continued to comb through the details.

No other information was immediately available.

If wrongdoing caused this accident, the injured will need an opportunity to recover the financial compensation they need to pay for medical costs and pain and suffering

We are so grateful there were no fatalities in this crash, and we wish Mr. Miller and the two children a speedy and full recovery. In the wake of a traumatic event like this, the victims deserve a thorough legal investigation into the cause of the crash and the opportunity to pursue legal recourse against all parties bearing responsibility for their injuries.

While it is too early to assign blame, the fact that this accident occurred at an intersection suggests that one of the drivers failed to yield the right-of-way. Our investigations often conclude that oversights like this are the result of distracted driving. Thankfully, all states have strict distracted driving laws that are designed to allow victims of crashes caused by distracted driving a way to recover against the responsible driver(s). Any finding of this nature may give Mr. Miller and the two children an opportunity to seek legal relief against the driver.

Alternatively, we always want to investigate the possibility of a mechanical failure that prevented the truck driver from stopping. Steer axle tire failures on large trucks like this happen frequently, and they result in a total loss of driver control. Poor, overly worn tires are another common cause of an inability to stop. Employers of truck drivers have a duty to their employees to ensure the vehicles they are driving are in safe working order. Any evidence that the driver’s employer neglected this duty by failing to address a known problem or failing to ensure routine maintenance was done may provide Mr. Miller another opportunity to recover.

Unfortunately, official investigations often stop at the first identified cause. We believe the victims here, and victims of all crashes, deserve thorough legal investigations that are committed to identifying all causes and securing relief for those harmed. Our deepest sympathies are with Mr. Miller and the two children as they recover.

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