When a person is struck by a large commercial vehicle, there may be much more at stake than if a person is in an accident with another passenger vehicle. In terms of damage, a tractor trailer is much more powerful and heavy than a regular vehicle and can cause catastrophic levels of damage in a crash. Property damage, serious injuries and fatalities are often the consequence of a serious truck accident.
Parents send their kids off to school with the expectation that the children will be instructed by responsible teachers in a safe environment. If something goes wrong, or if there are issues that need to be addressed, it is also expected that parents will be contacted by school officials as soon as they become aware of a potentially dangerous situation.
After losing her husband unexpectedly and tragically, a woman in Illinois wanted answers. He was alone at work when he was killed, and his wife wanted to know what happened that night and who was responsible for his death. In order to do this, she filed a wrongful death lawsuit so that the conditions at the site could be explored and investigated thoroughly.