Trucking accident attorneys note that two people were killed in a California semi truck crash on September 15, 2015. The accident occurred when a semi truck driver plowed into several vehicles that were stopped in a construction zone.
If you have been injured or loved one killed in an accident involving a semi truck, contact Attorney Group for California 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 trucking accident lawyer.
Investigators Blame Inattentive Semi Truck Driver
According to abc30.com, officials believe that traffic was merging ahead of a construction zone on Highway 99 near Fresno, when the truck driver failed to notice the vehicles in front of him had stopped. The semi hit multiple vehicles, killing two people and injuring many more.
Investigators at the scene said that inattention to traffic and construction warnings played a factor in the crash, and that the numerous construction signs should have given the semi truck driver enough time to slow down, the news report stated.
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 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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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed, in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for California 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].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
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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