A two-vehicle crash took place Tuesday morning in York County, Ohio involving the driver of a Ford Expedition and a Volvo semi truck. A Sarasota, Florida resident was driving eastbound on US 20 towards Bellevue when a tractor-trailer, which was traveling westbound towards Clyde, crossed the center median and stuck Mr. Zechman’s vehicle. Mr. Zechman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and an investigation is currently underway as to the cause of the accident.
Unsafe Driving and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When the driver of a commercial vehicle causes an accident, it often takes an independent investigation to determine all of the contributing causes of the accident. Both truckers and the companies that employ them are responsible for ensuring that drivers’ actions on the road do not endanger the lives of others.
Families of people killed in these accidents have wrongful death claims against the truck driver, trucking company, and possibly others. This means the family can sue to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable.
Winter Driving Conditions
Truck drivers often have to to drive in many challenging weather conditions. Heavy fog, rain, snow, and icy roads all require different adjustments to be made by drivers, and drivers are responsible for driving safely through all of these different weather conditions.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Justice and Accountability
Our law firm has seen the effects of dangerous winter driving, and has held unsafe drivers and the companies who employ them accountable. After the tragic loss of a loved one from a crash with a semi truck, the way the families can hold the at-fault driver responsible is by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and their employer. If you would like to speak to one of the lawyers at Pritzker Hageman, P.A. about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, or if you would like more information about wrongful death lawsuits, you can contact us by using our free online consultation request form or by calling us at 1-888-377-8900. We advocate for road safety. Our lawyers are calling on Congress to expedite a safety bill that prevent truck underride crashes.