Professional drivers of semi-trucks and commercial trucks spend a large portion of their day driving on interstates, highways and county roads. The majority of these trips occur without incident. However, every once in a while, the unthinkable happens and trucking accidents occur. Recently, a semi-truck and a commercial truck met in a fatal truck accident north of Mt. Orab, Ohio.
According to investigators, the commercial truck veered across the center lane and struck the semi-truck, resulting in a head-on collision. Both drivers were killed in the accident. While the driver of the commercial truck has been identified as a gentleman from Kentucky, the identity of the semi-truck driver has not been determined.
Driver safety is a primary concern for professional drivers and the companies that they work for. When an accident happens, both the driver and the company represented could be held liable. When driver negligence results in injuries or fatalities, the victim’s family also suffers. Both the negligent driver and the company he or she works for could be held liable.
The families of drivers lost in fatal trucking accidents in Ohio may decide to pursue a wrongful death claim against the person and/or the company responsible for the accident. A successfully litigated claim could help with funeral expenses, lost income and other financial losses that result from such a tragedy. While financial reimbursement will not undo what happened, it can provide the victim’s family with a sense of justice, along with the ability to handle the expenses that result from such a tragedy.
Source: fox19.com, Rumpke identifies driver killed in double fatal accident, Kelly Taylor, Nov. 19, 2013