Blocked Intersection
Last Updated : June 21, 2021


We all rely on large trucks and tractor-trailers to transport goods. However, drivers of these vehicles must operate them safely.  Failure to do so may result in significant property damage as well as serious bodily injury and possibly even death. Due to the enormous size of commercial trucks, truck drivers, especially inexperienced or improperly trained drivers, often have difficulty negotiating turns at intersections.

A blocked intersection accident occurs when a large truck attempts to turn right or left and either blocks lanes or uses multiple lanes of traffic while negotiating the turn and one or more passenger trucks or cars get squeezed between the large truck and the edge of the road, median, building or even another vehicle.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a blocked intersection accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and damages. Call Portner Bond, PLLC at (409) 838-4444 for a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys.


If you or a loved one sustained injuries, you need a blocked intersection accident lawyer to get the compensation you deserve. You should not attempt to handle your claim alone. The insurance companies that represent the trucking company and the truck driver do not represent you. The same holds true for the insurance companies of any other party involved. The insurance company representatives may act as if they care about you and the pain and suffering which you are experiencing because of the accident, but their job is to minimize the amount the insurance company ultimately pays you.

Contact a blocked intersection accident lawyer as soon as possible so the lawyer can conduct a detailed investigation. This investigation will not only determine what happened but help to identify all of the responsible parties.


The attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC have over seventy combined years of experience with personal injury. Portner Bond, PLLC only represents individuals like you, not big companies and insurance companies. Not only do we know what we are doing, we understand the devastating physical, mental, medical, financial, and emotional effects that a blocked intersection truck accident victim may experience. By letting Portner Bond, PLLC represent you, you can focus on healing and getting your life back, and Portner Bond, PLLC will do our utmost to get you the fair compensation to which you may be entitled. We will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company for a settlement that compensates you for everything you have lost, either temporarily or permanently. If negotiations with the insurance company fail to result in an acceptable settlement, then Portner Bond, PLLC will seek justice for you in court.

Portner Bond, PLLC represents clients with personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.  This means that you do not need to pay any money out upfront, and an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys is free.  If we fail to get compensation for the injuries and damages which you sustained because of the accident, then you don’t pay us. Do not let the inability to afford legal representation prevent you from getting the compensation you need and deserve.

Portner Bond, PLLC serves clients in Beaumont and the surrounding areas such as Galveston, Houston, Jasper, Sugar Land, and Crystal Beach.

Meet the attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC that handle truck accident cases:

Trent Bond began his law career as a prosecutor in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified him in Personal Injury Trial Law, and Texas Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters service) named him a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Chris Portner graduated in 1998 from Tulane Law School and started his career as a corporate lawyer in Houston. In 2000 he moved to Beaumont and began practicing personal injury law. Texas Super Lawyer recognized him as a Texas Super Rising Star in 2007 and 2008. He has represented thousands of personal injury clients throughout his career.


Driver negligence may cause blocked intersection accidents. Examples of such negligence include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate or improper training
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to properly signal
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled or illegal substance
  • Mechanical Issues with the vehicle
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver’s lack of familiarity with the roadway
  • Reckless driving

The responsibility for the accident may lie with other parties as well. A thorough investigation of the crash by a blocked intersection accident lawyer will determine the fault of all the parties to the accident.

Injuries range from minor to catastrophic and may include the following:

Do not speak to any insurance company representative until you talk to a truck accident lawyer. An experienced truck accident lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and determine the identity of all parties responsible for the accident.

Even if you believe that you were partially responsible for the accident, you still may be entitled to compensation. Texas law entitles you to compensation for your injuries as long as you were not more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, although the law reduces your compensation in proportion to your fault for causing the accident. If a court determines that you were 25 percent at fault for the accident, then you would only be entitled to 75 percent of the amount that the court ultimately awards to you as compensation for your injuries.


Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a blocked intersection accident? One of our attorneys can help you navigate the law and see to it that you get all of the compensation you deserve.  Please call Portner Bond, PLLC today at (409) 838-4444 for a free consultation.