A new truck accident lawsuit was filed recently in connection with a tragic crash that took two lives last summer. Knox News is reporting on the latest filing made by the husband of a woman killed along with her 3 year old granddaughter. The truck crash was similar to so many others in that it was caused by stalled traffic on a backed up highway.
A previous wreck had stopped the victim’s small Mazda 5 car behind a long line other vehicles. It was then that the truck driver was traveling behind them in a company flat-bed truck after finishing dropping off a load of cargo. There was a two-mile straightway before the line of cars-meaning that the truck driver should have seen the road situation up ahead. Unfortunately, the driver failed to recognize that cars were stopped ahead. As a result he smashed into the Mazda at around 55 miles per hour. The woman and her granddaughter were killed and the woman’s husband was also seriously injured in the wreck.
The state’s Highway Patrol has already issued statement claiming that the crash was the fault of the truck driver.
The terrible cost of this and similar truck accidents are some of the highest of any transportation accidents. Our truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti have worked with the family members of victims in similar circumstances. There is no excuse for the conduct of the driver and trucking company. The legal system is in place specifically for those who suffered massive loss from these events to seek proper redress. Contact our truck accident attorneys if you know of anyone who was harmed in one of these accidents.
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