How To Cope When A Loved One Has Been The Victim Of A Trucking Accident



In the early hours of 2017, a tractor trailer and a pickup truck collided on a highway in Fort Bend County. Within the pickup were two women – Marissa Rodriguez, 26, and Nicolette Huebotter, 24. The driver of the tractor trailer survived.

The two women did not.

It is a sobering reminder. Sometimes, when a trucking accident occurs, the victims don’t survive to see the investigation. They have no idea what caused their death – if it was negligence, impairment, or corruption. And their friends and loved ones are left to pick up the pieces, wondering why they lost someone so dear to them.

Coping with sudden loss is not an easy thing, no matter your age. Someone who was once a fixture in your life is just…gone. It’s a traumatic event that can make you feel vulnerable, shaken, and, above all, angry.

“Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience,” explains a guide on mental health. “How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried—and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.”

There are many different ways you might choose to cope with such trauma – none of which are superior to the others.

  • Share stories of the person you lost, and join in rituals to honor the person who died.
  • Talk about how you feel when you’re able with someone you know you can trust.
  • Preserve memories of the one you lost – how you choose to do this is up to you.
  • Don’t bottle up your emotions. Let yourself experience them.
  • Join a support group.

Of course, if you’ve lost a loved one to a careless or corrupt trucking firm, the whole process is so much more difficult to work through. Not only has the life of someone you cared about been cut unfairly short, the firm responsible might not even be taken to task for it. And that’s where Bormaster Law comes in.


We have a long history of taking companies like that to task. We won’t allow them to get away with their negligence or corruption. We won’t allow them to put another family through what yours has suffered.

Contact us for a free consultation today, and we’ll help ensure that your loved ones can rest in peace.