A lawsuit filed in the wake of a deadly Arkansas semi truck crash alleges that the trucking company involved in the accident was negligent in hiring, training and supervising the driver of the big rig. The lawsuit also claims that the company had received warnings that the driver might endanger others, but that it failed to take action to address this risk. An Arkansas semi accident attorney can help people injured in trucking accidents, as well as the families of those killed.
If you were injured, or a loved one killed, in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Arkansas semi accident attorney.
Lawsuit Claims Trucking Company Is To Blame For Woman’s Death
The estate of an Arkansas woman who was fatally injured in a semi accident in July 2015 is now seeking damages from transportation company J.B. Hunt. According to KFSM News, the lawsuit alleges that the trucking company should have known that the driver of their semi truck might pose a threat to others because the driver’s trainer had expressed concerns to other employees. Since the company did nothing to mitigate this risk, the lawsuit claims that J.B. Hunt was negligent in hiring, instructing and choosing to retain the driver.
The deadly accident occurred when the semi truck collided with the deceased woman’s vehicle. The truck’s data recorder reveals that the trucker had allegedly been operating his vehicle erratically just before the crash. According to the lawsuit, when the woman decelerated to make a left-hand turn, the big rig driver failed to slow down and struck her vehicle from behind. The collision caused the car to leave the road and flip over, fatally injuring the woman. The lawsuit on behalf of her estate is now seeking various damages in addition to a trial by jury, the website reported.
How An Arkansas Semi Accident Attorney Can Help
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, accidents may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified Arkansas semi accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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