A truck accident lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a woman and her two children who were struck by a tow truck in an accident that transpired early last year. VCStar.com reports that the accident occurred in August 2010 when the tow truck driver struck a woman while she pushed her two children in a stroller across a crosswalk. Upon striking the victims, the tow truck continued travel even though the stroller containing the two children was caught under the truck’s bumper. Multiple motorists at the scene of the accident made several attempts to get the tow truck driver to stop. Fortunately, no fatalities resulted in this devastating collision, although the accident victims did sustain severe, as well as, long-term injuries.
Filed yesterday, the lawsuit charges both the defendant tow truck driver, as well as, his two trucking companies with negligence, battery and assault. During the investigation, our Chicago truck accident attorneys read that it was revealed that the truck driver was not only an illegal immigrant, but has maintained a 25 year criminal history. Some of the tow truck driver’s prior convictions include both drug abuse and traffic violations. The driver was also on parole at the time of the tragic collision. In addition to being named defendant in this personal injury lawsuit, the tow truck driver is currently incarcerated pending trial for driving under the influence of alcohol, causing an injury, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Victims of these types of devastating accident are often able to seek legal relief from the damages they have incurred as the result of another’s negligence. Through civil litigation, truck accident attorneys can help compensate accident victims and their families for the harm they have sustained due to any and all types of motor vehicle accidents. These damages commonly include, but are not limited to: cost of medical expenses, loss of wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, in addition to, punitive damages that aim to punish the wrongdoer’s negligent behavior.
Those who knowing commit negligent acts, whether it be the truck driver or their trucking carrier, must be held legally liable for the harm they have carelessly inflicted on their accident victims. In these types of complex cases, it is important to seek legal aid from experienced Chicago accident attorneys. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, please contact our Chicago truck accident lawyers to see what legal rights and relief may be available to you.