Seemingly minor actions can cause catastrophic results when a semi truck driver doesn’t obey traffic laws or fails to avoid road hazards. While every Essex County driver is taxed with the same responsibility of safe driving, when a truck driver doesn’t appropriately operate their vehicle, they put other motorists and themselves into harm’s way every time. That’s because the weight and size of a large truck is so substantial that colliding with one while driving a car or SUV can be equivalent to driving into a brick wall. A truck accident often causes devastating injuries, and all too often leads to loss of life as well.
A truck driver was recently charged with the deaths of three family members as a result of his connection in a truck accident. According to police reports, a man was driving his wife and their infant son, as well as his wife’s two young children, when they collided with a tractor trailer. The man’s wife, one of her children and the infant they parented together all died in the crash. The truck driver allegedly made an illegal U-turn which resulted in the accident. The other two victims were taken to the hospital for non-fatal injuries.
Dealing with the death of loved ones, trying to heal from your own injuries and then having to focus on the damage that was inflicted on your vehicle can be incredibly overwhelming. If you are facing such a dilemma, an attorney may be able to assist you in sorting through the important and necessary steps that need to be taken in order to seek compensation, so that you can focus on what matters most: healing both physically and emotionally.
Source: NBC 10 Philadelphia, “Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Mom, 2 Sons,” Lauren DiSanto, David Chang, Aug 3, 2013