A fatal tractor trailer accident on U.S. Route 23 remains under investigation after the driver struck several vehicles, killing two and critically injuring one. 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.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated tractor trailer accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Driver Under Investigation After Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident
Two people were killed and one was critically injured in a fatal tractor trailer accident on U.S. Route 23 just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, police said that the driver of the semi-truck failed to stop as he reached other vehicles stopped in a construction area along the highway. The driver was released from custody after initially being cited for committing a moving violation causing the death of another person.
Authorities are still looking into the crash, which led to a seven-hour closure of the southbound lanes of U.S. 23. A prosecutor who received a police report of the crash confirmed that the crash and information such as physical or digital evidence is still under investigation.
How a Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney 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 trucking 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 trucking accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced trucking accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
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After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to 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 or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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