A $10 million truck accident lawsuit has filed been by a man whose wife and three children were killed in a semi truck accident. The lawsuit alleges that the driver of the semi truck was speeding and that he was distracted when he ploughed into vehicles on a Florida bridge in March 2015, trucking accident attorneys note.
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Truck Accident Lawsuit: Woman And Three Children Killed by Speeding Driver
According to Jacksonville.com, a vehicle being driven by the plaintiff’s wife broke down on the center lane of a bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. Even though another vehicle had stopped behind the disabled car, a semi truck ploughed into both vehicles, killing the plaintiff’s wife and three stepchildren. The lawsuit, filed in August 2015, alleges that the semi truck driver was speeding and was distracted at the time of the accident.
The lawsuit further alleges that the truck driver began working for the trucking company less than 10 days before the crash, even though the company had not completed the required background and safety check to verify that he was a safe and qualified commercial driver. The lawsuit seeks to prove that the truck driver wasn’t paying attention and that there was no visual obstruction, bad weather or other excuses for the truck driver not to see the stalled vehicle. The lawsuit is set for trial in late 2016, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Trucking 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, 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 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 semi truck accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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