If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you know how scary and traumatizing it can be. However, after everything settles down, you feel lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, countless people lose their lives every day at the hands of negligent drivers and trucking companies. For the families of those victims, life will never be the same.
The two legal guardians of five minor children are filing a lawsuit on their behalf. The suit asserts negligence and wrongful death against a tractor driver, trucking business and two insurance companies. The suit is based on a Louisiana accident that occurred when a woman was traveling in a vehicle with one of the children. A man was operating a tractor in a private driveway and attempted to re-enter the roadway. In the process, he cut off the woman's vehicle and caused a collision that led to her death.
The tractor driver was reportedly working for a trucking company at the time of the crash. The company is also named in the suit. The suit alleges that the man was reckless in operating the tractor, failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to maintain control, and failed to take proper precautions. The suit also says that the man failed to abide by traffic regulations.
If a suit like this is successful, the plaintiffs may be able to recover significant damages to help care for the children affected. The damages can cover medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and other costs. While nothing will bring back a lost loved one, financial support can be the key to getting back on your feet after a tragedy.
Source: The Louisiana Record, "Guardians accuse trucking company, insurance firms of wrongful death," May 19, 2016