A tractor trailer accident lawyer notes that a commercial truck driver continued to operate a vehicle he knew was experiencing problems, according to a lawsuit filed by a Florida woman. A semi truck accident lawyer representing the widow of the accident victim is seeking compensation from multiple parties in connection with the fatal crash the widow claims was avoidable.
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Wife Claims Three Companies and Two Truck Drivers To Blame in Her Husband’s Death
A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the December 2014 death of a Florida motorist alleges a commercial truck driver was negligent in operating a truck with defective tail lights and turn signals, among other allegations, according to News 4 Jacksonville. The widow of the accident victim has filed suit against multiple parties in connection with the deadly hit-and-run, and she seeks compensation for funeral expenses, emotional pain and other damages in excess of $75,000 from each defendant.
The accident victim’s vehicle became disabled after he collided with a tractor trailer that was traveling between 45 and 50 mph under the posted speed limit. The driver of the tractor trailer kept going, and the victim was then struck and killed by another commercial truck. Attorneys for the plaintiff allege that the driver of the initial truck had exceeded the number of hours he was allowed on the road. The lawsuit also claims that the driver was aware the truck had problems because he had to pull over twice before, and that the driver continued to operate the truck despite the fact that it was billowing smoke. The lawsuit was filed against the truck driver and the companies that owned the truck. It also names the driver of the second truck that hit the victim’s vehicle and the company that owned it, the website reported.
How A Tractor Trailer 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 tractor trailer 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 tractor trailer accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
If a driver or passenger is killed in a tractor trailer 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:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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