With tractor-trailer accidents that involve a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are more likely to be fatally injured than are the truck drivers. In fact, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “Large trucks (tractor-trailers, single-unit trucks, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds) account for more than their share of highway deaths.” In 2009, 3,163 people died in large truck collisions, and 70 percent of those deaths were riders in passenger vehicles.
While nothing can replace a family member who has been lost in such a collision, we can help you to seek damages to help ease the financial burden you may be facing as a result of your loved one’s death, and hold the trucking company and its insurance carrier fully accountable. In the United States, if a person was killed due to the wrongdoing of another, that person’s family can pursue a wrongful death claim. Over the past three decades, we have successfully pursued wrongful death compensation in both state and federal courts. The tractor trailer attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer, have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help you during this difficult and tragic time. If you have been affected by the loss of a loved one who was involved in a trucking accident, call us at 800-856-5417 to speak with a tractor trailer accident lawyer. Our consultations are FREE.