The ongoing legal battle over a deadly April 20, 2009 truck accident has just gotten more complicated. In the accident, three people were killed when a Hyundai was trapped between two semi trucks, and the front truck was driven forward over a passenger who was standing in the road. Truck driver Thomas Miller was sued and settled three wrongful death lawsuits for a total of $2.175 million. He is now seeking that amount in damages from two other truck drivers.
According to the complaint by Miller, the two other truck drivers had caused an accident between their two trucks, completely blocking the southbound lanes of traffic. When this occurred, the passenger of one of the truckers got out of the cab, and a car was trapped behind the obstruction. Miller, who was unable to stop his truck in time, then struck the back of the passenger car, resulting in the three deaths.
The results of this case remain to be seen, but the new filing reminds us how complicated liability can be following a serious or deadly truck accident. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident and are pursuing compensation, you need to work with an experienced truck accident attorney to give yourself the best chance of receiving compensation.
Columbus, Ohio personal injury attorney Robert W. Kerpsack has extensive experience handling wrongful death cases in Ohio and is prepared to put his expertise at your disposal. To learn how he can help you in the aftermath of your truck accident, please contact him today to schedule a free consultation.