One unfortunate fact of life is that no one lives forever, and we will all pass away at some point in time. The hope is that one will live for a long time and simply die peacefully of old age. However, not everyone is so lucky and many people die unexpectedly in accidents. Many of these accidents happen on the roads. While people can certainly die in accidents involving two cars, there is a greater chance that one will die if a truck is involved in the accident. This is because trucks are so much larger than most other vehicles on the road and can cause major problems.
Recently a tractor-trailer struck multiple people, killing one of them. The truck accident started when a car lost control on a highway and then a second car also lost control and came to rest across the lanes of traffic. The driver and passenger of the second car had left their car after coming to a rest. A truck then came and tried to avoid the vehicle blocking the lanes, but struck the two people outside of their car. The truck then crashed through the guardrail.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be extremely difficult for the family and friends of the victim. People are generally left with a major emotional hole, and it can be very difficult to move on. It can also be very difficult financially as well, especially if the victim earned a significant portion of the income for the family.
The families of the victim may be able to pursue compensation though. This compensation will never be able to heal the emotional pain, but it can at least ease the stress associated with the financial loss. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be a useful resource.
Source: triblive.com, “Police: truck in fatal crash was swerving to avoid car blocking both ways” Matthew Santoni, Feb. 8, 2018