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Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident Results in Federal Lawsuit

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Last year, a 71-year-old male resident of The Plains, Virginia was killed and his wife seriously injured in a traffic accident involving two tractor-trailers. As a result of that accident, the administrator of the deceased's estate and the deceased's widow recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against two trucking companies, Day to Day Logistics of Ontario, Canada and Schneider National Carriers of Green Bay, Wisconsin. According to court documents, the incident all started when a tractor-trailer rig owned by Day to Day Logistics rear ended a tractor-trailer owned by Schneider National Carriers. As a result of the impact, the Schneider semi truck spun, blocking both northbound lanes of traffic. The semi truck was in the direct path of the car driven by the 71-year-old male. The male driver attempted to avoid the collision, but did not have enough time. The 71-year-old's vehicle slammed into the side of the Schneider truck. The male sustained fatal injuries in the crash and the female, who was trapped and pinned in the car, sustained serious injuries. The drivers of both semis are accused of acting negligently and recklessly. Specifically, the lawsuit claims the driver of the Schneider truck stopped suddenly without warning and that the driver of the other semi was following too closely. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges both truck driver failed to obey fog-related warning signs. The lawsuit seeks damages for mental and physical pain, emotional distress, medical and funeral expenses, loss of income and other damages. Punitive damages should also be assessed, according to the lawsuit.

It unfortunately seems like tractor-trailer accidents are on the rise. The front page of any news outlet usually always details at least one tractor-trailer accident in any given area at any given time. More than not, tractor-trailer accidents result in fatalities or severe injuries. The resulting ramifications of a tractor-trailer accident, whether physical, emotional, or financially, are often devastating. Innocent drivers should not have to suffer due to the negligence of truck drivers.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are very familiar with tractor-trailer accident claims. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to accidents similar to this one. We pride ourselves in helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. We can help you or someone you know who has been involved in a tractor-trailer accident. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential case.

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