A Chicago truck accident lawyer at Levin & Perconti recently read an article on TheCalifornian.com detailing a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of a 4 year-old boy whose life was taken as the result of a semi truck collision that occurred late last year. The fatal accident initially transpired when a semi tractor-trailer collided into the rear end of the passenger vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn on an interstate highway.
Upon impact, the passenger vehicle driven by a 48 year-old woman was pushed into oncoming traffic, causing an additional collision with another passenger vehicle occupied by the 4 year-old boy. Despite reports that the boy was properly restrained in a child-safety seat, he was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision with both the passenger vehicle and the semi tractor-trailer.
As the result of the devastating trucking accident, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed earlier this month alleging negligence against both the semi truck’s trucking company, as well as, the Department of Transportation. The lawsuit also hopes to expose the dangers of the interstate highway where the accident transpired. According to the news report, the safety of that particular highway has been questioned for well over a decade with many stating that the highway needs to be widened.
Our Chicago accident lawyers read that the goal of this trucking litigation is not only to seek compensation for the accident victim’s family, but to improve roadway conditions so that similar accident fatalities are eliminated. The wrongful death lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages from the trucking company, including loss of future income, support and services from the boy, as well as, any court fees that result from litigation.
When these types of catastrophic trucking accidents transpire, it is important to seek legal aid from experienced Chicago trucking accident attorneys. Recently, our lawyers obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of 32 year-old Huntley woman who was fatally injured when a semi tractor-trailer rear ended the passenger vehicle which was also transporting both her husband and young son. The settlement was also a $4.7 million record Kane County wrongful death settlement when it was revealed that the defendant truck driver was operating under the influence of marijuana, in addition to, an overloaded semi tractor-trailer.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an Illinois trucking accident, please contact an accident lawyer in Chicago to see what legal rights may be available to you.