In late November, a driver was killed in New Jersey in an accident involving the tractor-trailer he was driving. The collision occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, between 3:50 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. According to reports, the tractor-trailer left the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area. When the tractor-trailer left the road, it struck a Hyundai Accent before overturning and catching fire. The two people in the Hyundai were injured as well, one seriously.
What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies in a Tractor-Trailer Accident?
The death of a loved one is a devastating thing, even more so when it happens during an entirely preventable accident. Any number of factors can contribute to a trucking accident, including defective equipment, a trucking company’s failure to inspect and maintain, driver error and more.
If your loved one dies in an accident while driving a tractor-trailer, you could have several options for seeking recovery. Speak to a wrongful death attorney to discuss those options. Our law firm is prepared to assist you in filing a legal claim against the potential negligent parties that caused your loved one’s death, including other drivers, your loved one’s employer and anyone responsible for inspecting, loading or maintaining your loved one’s truck. You should not have to deal with this situation on your own, and we will handle all of the nitty-gritty of your claim so that you can get back to what’s important – mourning and your family.