“The light turned green and traffic started to move… He hit one of them out of the way and then hit the one that caught fire and then proceeded sideways.” That’s how the New Haven police described a deadly pile-up in January on US 30. After a getting a green light, a line of cars had barely begun moving before an approaching tractor trailer didn’t stop or even slow down and slammed into two cars.
Ultimately six cars were involved in the pile-up that closed the road for nearly eight hours. Seven people were hospitalized and even more tragically the women driving the first two cars that were struck were killed on impact. There’s no doubt that negligence played a role in this terrible accident, and those responsible should be held accountable.
Several families will be forever affected and two families have suffered the ultimate loss. So, now what can the surviving families do? Well at least one family is seeking justice. The husband of one of the women killed is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against both the truck driver and the trucking company that employed him. He’s seeking $75,000 in damages which could go toward funeral expenses, lost wages, even loss of consortium.
Truck Accident Lawyers in Indianapolis
Truck owner’s insurance companies never want to pay out large settlements after you’ve been injured or had a loved one killed by one of their rigs. Their interest is in saving money and paying you as little as possible. That’s why you need to protect yourself by getting representation from an accident attorney with a proven track record in fighting big insurance companies.
The Ken Nunn Law Office is experienced in settling truck accident claims throughout Indiana and have 45 years of experience on their side. If you’ve been injured by a tractor trailer in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation. And if you’ve had a loved one killed by a big truck, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim to get well-deserved justice.
So if you’ve been hurt or had a loved one killed by a big truck, put the Ken Nunn Law Office on your side. Contact us today and let us get started on your Indianapolis truck accident claim with a free case evaluation.
Source. FortWayne.com, ‘http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130110/NEWS/320139105,’ Julie Crothers, January 10, 2013.
Source. WISHtv.com, ‘http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/ind-man-sues-over-crash-that-killed-his-wife,’ February 21, 2013.