More than 100 vehicles involved in Interstate 10 pileups
Somewhere between 80 and 120 people were injured and two were killed on a stretch of Interstate 110 in southeast Texas on Thanksgiving morning. The culprit appears to be dense fog. The first accident occurred at 8:45 am and numerous car accidents followed.
According to the Jefferson County Sherriff's Office, the fog was so thick that police officers did not understand, at first, that there were multiple accidents on both sides of the highway.
The lanes were closed for many hours as officials and emergency personnel attended to the injured, cleared the debris and investigated the accidents. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the accidents and whether any drivers will face charges. One thing is certain: Some Good Samaritans will receive accolades. According to emergency personnel, people not seriously injured in the accident stepped up to help others, putting pressure on wounds and saving lives.
If you were injured in an Interstate 10 pileup, you may face medical bills, property damage, rehabilitation costs, loss of income and other damages. The last thing you want to think about right now is finding ways to pay for everything you have lost.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can take that burden off your shoulders by helping you bring a claim against the individuals or entities that caused your accident. Depending on the results of the investigation, you may also be able to bring a claim against the Department of Transportation, which failed to close I-10 and prevent the accidents from occurring.
You may be able to recover compensation for your economic damages (such as those listed above) as well as noneconomic damages (such as pain and suffering).
Source: WPTV.com, "100 car accident, Beaumont, Texas, Interstate 10 wreck, pileup update," Vivan Kuo, Nov. 26, 2012