The truck driver involved in a crash that killed a man in 2009 on I-81 in Carlisle is being sued, along with 4 trucking companies, by the man’s widow.
At the time of the accident, the truck driver lost control of his rig and crossed the median, then became airborne and crashed into the man’s car. According to an article on Cumberlink.com, it was soon after the crash that state police obtained a warrant to search the truck for evidence of mechanical failure, trip logs, shipping papers, as well as evidence of illegal stimulants, to try and determine the details of the accident.
The lawsuit asserts that each defendant owed a duty of care to others on public streets and highways to obey state and federal regulations with regard to safe, prudent, and lawful operation of a commercial motor vehicle, as stated by the law firm representing the man’s widow.
The lawsuit also claims that the driver of the truck failed to maintain control of the truck and to take evasive action to avoid a collision and that the companies named in the suit failed to properly hire, train, and supervise the driver.
There are situations where it can take some time to properly build a solid case. Evidence must be gathered and analyzed and witness statements taken and recorded. Depending on the type of accident, there may be a statute of limitations. In this situation, this woman has taken an important step in protecting her future and the legacy of her husband: she hired an attorney. An attorney who is experienced in truck accident cases will know exactly the procedure to follow to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you may be eligible for financial benefits. Contact the truck attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.—–