Losing a loved one is never an easy situation to handle. Such circumstances can be especially difficult if the death resulted due to the actions of another individual. Truck accidents often have harrowing results, and in some cases, the situations may have been avoided if simple actions — such as maintaining a proper following distance — had been taken. Nonetheless, these situations cannot be reversed, and the families of victims may want to explore their legal options.
One family in Ohio may be looking into their options after a recent fatal event. It was reported that a motorcycle with two occupants was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer. The collision caused the man driving the motorcycle to then be hit by another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle attempted to stop but was unable to do so before hitting the man.
The situation caused the man to suffer fatal injuries. His wife, who was the second occupant of the motorcycle, suffered critical injuries, but she is expected to survive. She was transported from the scene to an area hospital. No other parties were injured in the crash. Authorities were continuing to investigate the incident.
Truck accidents that cause fatalities are never easy to accept. Unfortunately, the family members of the deceased and the injured Ohio victim may face hardships in the wake of the incident as they work to move on after such a tragedy. If they feel it could be right for their situation, they may consider filing wrongful death and personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault for the incident if they wish to pursue reparations.
Source: wowktv.com, “Man killed, woman injured in 3-vehicle crash in central Ohio“, June 28, 2015