The Daily Herald reported last week on a new lawsuit that was filed following a deadly truck crash. One family and a victim have sued the truck driver and plumbing company whose truck was used in the accident that killed one person and severely injured another.
Early in the morning on October 25th, around 2am, a 22-year old victim and her friend were sideswiped by a 30-year old man driving a plumbing truck owned by a company for which he occasionally worked. Investigators still have not pieced together all of the details of the truck crash which occurred nearly a month ago.
What is undisputed is that the driver fled the scene of the accident, failing to provide any aid to the injured pair. He eventually turned himself into the police several hours after the accident. Police are still investigating allegations that the truck driver was drunk at the time of the crash. Because of the delay in apprehending him, it is unclear whether the drivers’ BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) was above .08, which is the legal limit in Illinois.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys firmly believe in the right of all victims to seek recourse following these deadly accidents. There is never any excuse for negligent driving that literally destroys lives. It is also imperative that investigators fully consider the role that the owners of the company may or may not have had in allowing the act to occur. The justice systems is specifically designed to help sort out the details of the accident to best understand the role played by each party and the changes that need to be implemented to ensure future crashes are avoided.
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