Vehicles of all shapes and sizes share the roads in Jasper and other cities throughout the US. While this allows drivers to choose a vehicle that fits their needs and preferences and companies to transport their parts and goods, it also creates potential danger in the event of an accident. Due to the sheer difference in size, collisions between large commercial vehicles and smaller automobiles can have life changing, or ending, results.
A man in Louisiana was killed recently in a semi truck crash. According to reports, the man was riding a motorcycle westbound on the expressway when he was run over by a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the same direction. News reports did not indicate what exactly happened or who may have been at fault. Law enforcement is still working to piece together the details to determine the cause for the truck accident.
Not only did the family of the deceased suffer a sudden loss, they also may have incurred unexpected expenses. These expenditures could include funerary costs among other expenditures. If it is determined that the tractor-trailer's driver was responsible for causing the crash, the family of the motorcyclist could choose to take legal action against the driver and the trucking company.
If you have lost a loved one in a semi truck crash, you could be entitled to compensation. While it cannot bring someone back, taking legal action to pursue damages could provide some financial assistance through a difficult time. It may be of benefit to consult with an attorney to discuss your options.
Source: WWLTV Eyewitness News, "Tractor-trailer runs over motorcycle, killing driver," Feb. 28, 2014