In early December, an 18-wheeler wreck on Poole Road in Raleigh claimed one person’s life. According to WRAL-TV, the fatal truck crash happened when the big rig pulled into the intersection of Poole Road and Bethlehem Road and collided with a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene. As of this writing, authorities were still investigating this incident.
What Options Do I Have If a Family Member Is Killed in an 18-Wheeler Wreck?
Following a fatal truck crash, the families of victims may be able to bring the negligent trucker or trucking company at fault to justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Pursuing a personal injury claim against a truck driver, trucking company or auto parts manufacturer can be extremely difficult without the help of an experienced truck accident attorney.
In many cases, trucking companies will already have investigators on the scene gathering evidence against victims while they’re still receiving medical treatment. The trucking companies and their insurance providers face injury and wrongful death claims on a daily basis. They have legal departments whose sole purpose is to limit the amount of blame truckers and trucking companies receive following a wreck.
However, a personal injury law firm with a history of success can often guide injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims through the legal process of holding negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable. This can include securing a financial recovery for clients that can help them cover the costs of lost income (including estimated future earnings), medical treatment received prior to death and funeral expenses.