In August of 2006, Angela Lindner and her two sons were crushed and killed by a three-axle Intercontinental 9400 semitrailer that slammed into their minivan. Dan Lindner lost his wife and children instantly.
Fatal trucking accidents happen all too frequently. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates they occur nearly 11 times daily and are killing nearly 4,000 people annually.
Since 2009, truck-crash fatalities have increased due to an improving economy which has led to more goods being shipped via highway. Additionally, trucking companies and drivers are being pressured to get loads delivered on time. This has created a dangerous mix which has caused many deaths due to overly tired drivers, lax screening for problem drivers by companies, and failure to force new safety technologies.
When someone is injured or dies in a trucking collision, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.