A semi-truck accident lawyer notes that the driver of a semi-truck was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter after he failed to avoid traffic that had slowed due to another accident. One man died as a result of the crash. 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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Driver Could Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges
While attempting to avoid traffic that had slowed along Interstate 44, the driver of a semi-truck lost control and struck two other vehicles, killing one man. According to ky3.com, the driver of the semi-truck did not see that traffic was stopped and swerved to avoid hitting another truck directly in front of him. No one else was injured in the accident.
Missouri State Highway Patrol officers arrested the driver on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. While law enforcement investigated the crash and interviewed witnesses, the driver was placed on a 24-hour hold after being booked into jail. According to the report, the driver had not been charged almost 12 hours after the crash occurred.
How a Semi-Truck 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 trucking 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 semi-truck 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 semi-truck accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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