When your loved one drives a semi-truck, you expect them to come home safely after their run. Sadly, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that driving a semi-truck is one of the deadliest jobs in the U.S. The number of semi-drivers who died in crashes reached a 29-year high in 2017.
Our truck accident law firm helps families who suffered the wrongful death of a loved one due to the negligence of another party. Recently, we obtained a significant recovery for the family of a semi-driver with a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Family of Semi-Driver Killed on I-94 in Menomonie, WI
Our semi-truck accident lawyers represented the family of a driver who was killed in a crash caused by another driver on I-94 in Menomonie, WI. The crash happened when the defendant stopped his semi-trailer rig in the middle of the interstate while high on synthetic marijuana. The truck’s trailer had no brake lights on, nor any flashing lights to alert other drivers of a stopped semi-truck. When our client crashed into the stopped semi, his own truck burst into flames. Trapped in his truck’s flaming cab, he tragically died from “catastrophic thermal injuries.” We helped our client’s family file a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company and driver who caused the crash.
Who Can I Sue for the Wrongful Death of My Loved One?
If your loved one died while driving a semi-truck in a crash caused by a commercial vehicle, you may have a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against all of the liable parties who are legally responsible for your loved one’s death, including one or more of the following.
- The at-fault semi-driver whose actions caused the crash
- The owner of the truck cab, trailer, or load
- The trucking company whose authority the at-fault driver was under at the time of the crash
- The equipment manufacturer and company that used it to build its vehicle if the crash was caused by malfunctioning equipment, such as steering components, brakes, lights, and tires
- Service and maintenance shops who did not properly service the vehicle
- The truck manufacturer if air brakes, steering system, tires, trailer hitch, or other parts failed
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Our truck accident law firm has won millions of dollars for families whose loved ones have died in crashes caused by a commercial vehicle. Contact us for a free consultation by filling out the form below, calling 1-888-377-8900, or texting 612-261-0856.