A trucking accident lawsuit has been filed in connection with a trucking accident that occurred back in 2008. The accident occurred when the victim was driving on I-70 and was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The accident left the victim in a coma and her husband has filed this lawsuit on her behalf. The complaint alleges that the victim has incurred over $600,000 in medical expenses in addition to lost wages she has suffered and will continue to incur. According to The St. Clair Record, the husband of the victim names the truck driver for causing the accident and states that he was negligent in that he failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to slow down to avoid an accident. To read more about this Illinois trucking accident lawsuit, please click on this link.
Often times when a trucking crash occurs, the trucking company may be held liable for the driver’s actions. Because trucking companies can be liable, it is important for all trucking companies to try to insure that their drivers are properly trained and are very safe and cautious when on the road. Trucking safety is very important to trucking companies and truck drivers and this extended safety effort can be seen in the number of trucking accidents decreasing in recent years. However, these accidents do still occur too often and if you or a loved one were involved in a trucking accident that you feel the truck driver or trucking company may have been at fault in causing, please contact an Illinois accident attorney to further discuss your options.