Last week we posted on a tragic trucking accident that occurred in the parking lot of the Aldi headquarters near Chicago.
The victim worked for the trucking company that delivers Aldi products to each individual store. On Friday the man was walking in the parking lot when another driver was backing up a semi-truck in preparation of moving it to a new location. While the semi was moving backward, the driver did not see the victim walking behind the truck. As a result, the truck backed over the walking man.
On Friday the son of the victim filed a lawsuit against the driver of the truck and the leasing company which owned the vehicle according to the Geneva Patch. There will be little delay in the matter as a motion hearing has already been scheduled and will take place on Monday morning.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti continue to send condolences to the victim’s friends and family following this tragic truck crash. When most people envision trucking accidents are they assume it involves a high speed crash with two or more vehicles on a highways or other roads. However, as this and many other incidents vividly illustrate, the deadly power of these machines is capable of showing itself in all locations and at all times-including in parking lots with those walking nearby. In most circumstances there is something that should have been done which would have prevented the accident. In those cases, it is imperative to contact a truck accident attorney to help handle the legal issues surrounding the event.
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