Tractor Trailer Accident Kills Driver
On May 13, one person was killed on U.S. 64 in North Carolina after two tractor trailers collided.
According to this article on www.newsobserver.com, a tractor-trailer owned by J.B. Hunt Inc. was traveling east on US 64 and was stopped in the right lane. A second tractor-trailer owned by Preferred Transport & Distribution Inc. was also traveling on the right lane of eastbound US 64 and impacted the J.B. Hunt truck in the rear.
The driver of the second tractor-trailer was killed on impact. The driver of the Hunt truck was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The article reported that the reason why the J.B. Hunt tractor-trailer had come to a stop in its travel lane is under investigation.
The trucking company could be held liable for the death caused as a result of this accident. The owner of the truck may also be liable.
The family of the victim who died would be well advised to consult an experienced accident attorney who is experienced with truck accidents and multiple party claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident or truck collision in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia traffic accident lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities. Some factors that may be of importance during this process may include road conditions, weather conditions, the condition of the vehicles involved (i.e., faulty or defective auto parts), and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved.
If your vehicle sustained any damaged in the Philly truck accident, repairs can be assessed by a body shop. Of course, your physical and emotional injuries associated with the PA vehicle crash are of the extremely important, and may result in compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of current income due to inability to perform job duties.
Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano have years of experience representing Pennsylvania truck and automobile accident cases, including motorcycle accident injury and truck accident injury cases. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.