Trucking accident attorneys note an Indiana semi truck accident that took the lives of five people, including a mother and her two children. The semi truck was carrying a load of cooking oil as it reportedly ploughed into vehicles stopped in a construction zone.
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Truck Driver Negligence Suspected in Preliminary Report
According to Fox59 news, a preliminary investigation revealed that a semi-truck driver from Illinois slowed down due to traffic around a construction site. The two cars directly behind the truck, a Honda Pilot occupied by a woman and her two children, and a Toyota Yaris, with two occupants, also yielded to the construction traffic.
However, another semi truck following the cars allegedly failed to slow down for the traffic. As a result, the semi crashed into the back of the Yaris and pushed it off the road and into a ditch. The impact killed the driver and injured his passenger. After that initial impact, the semi then hit the Honda Pilot and the first semi truck which was idling, and all three vehicles burst into flames. Four occupants of the two cars were killed along with the semi truck driver who failed to slow down in the work zone.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Trucking drivers have a duty to make sure that they are operating their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, fatal 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 a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
Trucking accidents often present complicated issues, such as determining all potential responsible parties, and negotiating fair and reasonable compensation for injuries and other damages is likewise often difficult. People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified semi truck accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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