Brookeland, TX (6/25/2020) – An accident in Brookeland left one teenage girl injured Wednesday afternoon.
Frankie Putnam, 60, was driving his Peterbilt truck that was pulling an empty chip trailer. As he approached the intersection, a Ford pickup truck driven by 17-year-old Chelzee Koudelka pulled out onto the highway. That’s when Putnam’s trailer tires hit and rolled over the front of the pickup.
Koudelka suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Lufkin hospital.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
After being injured in an accident caused by a semi-truck, it’s important to file a personal injury claim with their insurance company. However, insurance companies are only looking out for their best interests. For instance, State Farm claims and USAA claims are only working towards what will be in favor of State Farm and USAA. Anything you tell an insurance company claims adjuster can be used against you.
The best way to make sure you are treated fairly after your car accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly.
At Sutliff & Stout that is exactly what we do. Our board-certified personal injury lawyers know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 987-7111 or fill out the case review form.
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