Serious accidents involving tractor trailers are always frightening. Unfortunately, they also tend to have outcomes that lead to families losing loved ones. When a truck driver is considered at fault for such a crash, surviving loved ones may have reason to take legal action against the driver and the trucking company for which he or she works.
One family in Alabama may have reason to consider a wrongful death claim once more information is revealed about a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that a man and woman were killed in a crash involving a tractor trailer. Details on how the accident occurred were few, and it was only noted that the truck and the car had collided after 11 a.m.
While the incident was still under investigation at the time of the report, the man and woman both suffered fatal injuries in the incident, and their ages were given as 75 and 70 years old, respectively. The truck driver involved in the incident did not suffer any injuries in the crash.
If the truck driver is considered at fault for the crash, the situation may warrant a wrongful death claim. The family of the couple may find it useful to gain more information on how this type of legal option could help them pursue compensation. In the event that such a claim proves successful, they may obtain monetary awards for damages permitted under Alabama state law.
Source: tuscaloosanews.com, "Northport couple killed in Marengo County crash", Stephanie Taylor, May 16, 2018