A tractor trailer accident lawyer notes that the family of a California man who suffered fatal injuries during a big rig crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the involved trucker and the trucking company. The accident reportedly occurred when the big rig driver drifted into an oncoming traffic lane, striking three vehicles and leaving multiple other people with injuries. When fault on the part of truck drivers or trucking companies results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a trucking accident lawyer.
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Prosecutors Still Investigating the Cause of Fatal Crash
A family who lost a loved one to a semi-truck crash has filed a lawsuit and is seeking damages from the driver of the tractor trailer as well as the trucking company. According to The Appeal-Democrat, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report indicates that the driver of the big rig allowed the vehicle to cross over into an oncoming traffic lane, where it struck the victim’s vehicle. The big rig then proceeded to hit two other vehicles and caused major injuries to both drivers, who have also allegedly filed lawsuits against the trucker.
The reason for this deadly crossover accident is unknown. The CHP has concluded that drugs, alcohol and mechanical failure did not play a role in the crash, and prosecutors are still investigating the incident. However, the CHP has recommended that authorities press charges of vehicular manslaughter. Now, the minor children of the victim are alleging that the driver was negligent and seeking unspecified damages for their loss.
How a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer 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, a tractor trailer accident 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 a truck accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
People who have been injured in a truck accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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