Texas CDL Truck Driver stopped to help another trucker who was jack-knifed in median of unincorporated highway in a snowstorm in Wyoming. Upon learning that driver had cell phone and was in contact with help, TX driver proceeded back to TX truck. TX driver was hit by yet another CDL trucker and knocked unconscious; w/broken ankle. WY state trooper had TX driver transported to hospital. TX driver's company not the most helpful w/recovery efforts. Workman's comp. wants to deny claim since TX driver was out of truck rendering aid. Does TX driver have any recourse? TX driver was also led to believe in truck driving school that it is required of CDL drivers to stop and render aid in such situations. TX driver was trying to follow law and has been left out in the cold with injuries. Please help!
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