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Fatal semi-truck accident could have legal consequences

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A man’s life was snatched from him as a result of a Louisiana motor vehicle accident involving a semitruck. The head-on accident also caused two other individuals to suffer injuries. If this type of accident happens as a result of a driver’s negligence, the at-fault driver may face full financial accountability for any deaths or injuries resulting from the crash.

How the truck crash occurred

The recent truck crash took place on a Saturday. According to police, a man, 66, was driving his car south along U.S. Highway 51. A semi-truck reportedly breached the highway’s middle line and entered the lanes with oncoming traffic. At that point, the truck apparently struck the man’s car head on.

The police stated that the driver of the car died in the crash. In addition, his car reportedly struck a third motor vehicle, causing the driver of that car to suffer minor injuries. The truck driver also suffered injuries and was transported to a medical center. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

Legal options following the truck crash

Police in Louisiana may determine from their investigation that the truck driver caused the accident due to driving while distracted. In this case, the family members of the deceased car driver may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver, seeking a monetary judgment for damages. The truck driver’s employer may also be named in this lawsuit. In addition, if the injured driver from the third car ends up developing serious or chronic injuries from the truck accident, he or she may likewise sue the truck driver and his or her employer. If the plaintiffs are successful, they may be awarded damages to cover their losses resulting from the tragic incident.