A fatal big rig accident on Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, left a motorcyclist dead after he collided with the back of a semi-truck. 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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Motorcyclist Killed in Early Morning Crash
According to a report by WRIC in Richmond, Virginia, a motorcyclist has died as a result of a fatal big rig accident along Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg. Police working the accident indicated that the motorcyclist “ran off the roadway and hit the rear” of a big rig that was reportedly stopped improperly on the freeway. Although it is not known why the truck was stopped or how the motorcyclist ran off the road, the driver of the tractor trailer has been charged with improperly stopping on the highway.
While it is unclear how many motorcyclists are killed each year in big rig accidents, there were over 4,000 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seventy-four percent of people killed in large truck crashes were occupants or passengers of other vehicles. Likewise, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in 2015, an eight percent from 2014.
How a Big Rig 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 in a fatal big rig accident 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 big rig accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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