An Ohio woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the truck accident that caused the death of three members of her family. She is representing the driver of a 2009 Freightliner Columbia truck and his two passengers. According to the complaint, the truck was traveling eastbound on I-64 in Virginia when it was struck by two vehicles crossing the centerline. According to the complaint, the crash was caused by the driver of a 2004 Chevy Malibu, who failed to make proper observations and maintain an adequate lookout, as well as operating his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed.
The Malibu struck a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, which it was trying to pass on the right, while the Oldsmobile was trying to get into the right hand lane. The two vehicles then crossed the median together, striking the semi truck’s fuel tank. As diesel fuel leaked out of the truck, an explosion resulted, engulfing the semi truck in flames. Although the driver of the Malibu died immediately, the truck’s passengers suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation before dying.
If you have lost a loved one in a car or truck accident, you may be able to receive compensation even if the other driver or drivers also perished in the accident. When multiple cars are involved, it may take some unraveling to determine who is at fault and may be responsible for compensation. At Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA, we have experience with complicated wrongful death lawsuits and can help you locate the negligent party.
To learn more about your legal options after the loss of a loved one, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA in Columbus, Ohio, for a free case evaluation.