The Copeland Law Firm
call: 573-397-5277 For The Representation You Deserve Free Initial Consultation
Committed To Your Case
Contact Us

Truck accident turns fatal, leads to chain reaction crash

There are always trucks on the road. Truck drivers are highly trained, and many car drivers are adept at driving alongside or sharing the road with large trucks. However, when a truck accident occurs, the sheer size and weight of the truck may mean the results are much more devastating compared to when cars collide or crash. A recent truck accident in Missouri turned deadly as the truck went into another lane.

The wreck occurred on a Wednesday afternoon on a Missouri Interstate. The truck was travelling eastbound and crossed over into the westbound lane. It then hit a car, and the car was cut in half as a result of the impact.

The driver in the car died as a result of the accident. That initial crash led to a chain reaction accident along the roadway. Eight cars and three semi-trucks were all involved in the chain reaction crash. This led to injuries for eight other people. The road also needed to be closed as the accident was dealt with.

When a truck accident takes the life of a loved one, surviving family members may be able to pursue legal action in a Missouri civil court. A wrongful death civil lawsuit can result in an award of damages to those left behind in the negligence of another party is established in court. Any money received may help family members of a truck crash victim deal with the financial ramifications of the truck accident, such as medical bills, lost wages and other allowable damages under our laws.

Source: kmov.com, "1 dead, 8 seriously injured when semi truck crosses median on I-70", , Sept. 10, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
attorneys Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case - Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

contact

900 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-397-5277 Fax: 573-874-3200 Columbia Law Office Map