A man was airlifted from the scene of an Iowa tractor trailer accident on July 14, 2015. The man, who was driving a pickup truck, was struck by a tractor trailer who police say failed to yield for oncoming traffic, Iowa trucking accident attorneys note.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a semi truck, contact Attorney Group for Iowa 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.
One Hour To Free Accident Victims From Wreckage
According to spencerdailyreporter.com, two men were transported for medical care after the accident. One of the victims was taken by helicopter from the scene of the accident near West Spencer, Iowa. Local authorities completed an investigation and reported that the F-150 pickup collided with the semi truck that failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Emergency responders worked for over an hour to free the two occupants of the pickup truck. The driver was listed in serious condition, while his passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured after the collision and was cited by police for failure to yield upon making a left turn, 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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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Iowa 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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