On April 20, 2015, an Arkansas resident was among two fatalities caused by a chain-reaction crash in Wyoming. According to a report from the StarTribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the crash involved more than 60 vehicles, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol said it began with two commercial tractor-trailers. The incident was reportedly the second weather-related pileup to close down Interstate 80 in less than a week.
If you were injured, or a loved one was killed, in a tractor-trailer accident, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas to learn more about your options. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated tractor-trailer accident attorney who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
Over 60 Vehicles Involved
The accident reportedly shut down the interstate for approximately 100 miles in both directions. According to the StarTribune’s report, officials said that the 32-hour closure was due to a combination of the need to repair the road surface, the many large tractor-trailers that had to be removed, the complicated investigation, and a fire caused by 22,000-gallon tanker carrying flammable liquid. A spokesman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation reported that no hazardous materials leaked.
An accident between two tractor-trailers, one of which reportedly jackknifed into both westbound lanes, caused dozens of vehicles to crash into one another. The incident left two dead, and an estimated 20 to 25 others were transported to a nearby hospital, according to the news report. Three individuals were admitted into the facility, and one other person was transferred to a hospital in Denver.
When an Accident is Caused by Negligence, Those Harmed Can Recover Damages
People in Arkansas and other states who are harmed in an accident caused by the carelessness of another driver can seek compensation for their injuries from the driver at fault. Damages that can be recovered include wrongful death damages for loved ones of those killed in an accident, lost income, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Those who are injured due to another person’s fault are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you were injured, or a loved one was killed, in a tractor-trailer accident, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas. For no cost and without obligation, we can answer your questions in a confidential consultation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated tractor-trailer accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process. State law limits the amount of time you have to pursue a claim, so contact us today.