A big rig accident lawyer notes that the family members of a woman who was hit by a truck while using a bicycle from a local bike-sharing program has filed a lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer. The family is claiming that the fatal accident occurred as a result of the driver’s failure to stay alert to bicyclists and yield the right of way. 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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Accident Reportedly Occurred in Area Known for Heavy Bicycle Traffic
A lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois, alleges that a truck driver and his employer are liable for a deadly accident that claimed the life of a female bicyclist in July 2015. According to The Chicago Tribune, the woman was using a ride-sharing bicycle and traveling in a northbound lane when a big rig that was moving in the same direction executed a right-hand turn, causing the two vehicles to collide. This tragic accident reportedly represents the first known fatality involving a commuter who was using a shared bicycle.
The family’s lawsuit contends that the trucker was negligent for failing to reduce his speed, maintain awareness of other road users or yield the right of way. The family’s attorney notes that the accident occurred in an area that is known to experience heavy bicycle traffic. Still, the truck driver apparently failed to monitor his surroundings for bicyclists.
How a Big Rig 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 big rig 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 big rig 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 big rig accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced tractor trailer injury lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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