When a loved one is killed in a truck accident, you may not be immediately focused on filing a lawsuit. Taking your time is fine as long as you make sure you file in time for the statute of limitations. In this case, for instance, the family of a man who was killed on Christmas Eve, 2015, just filed a lawsuit against a big-rig driver in July, 2016.
The crash, which took place when a 27-year-old driver allowed his rig to cross the center line and into oncoming traffic, took the life of a 33-year-old man. His family has filed a claim alleging negligence. Another man also impacted by the crash, the driver of a second vehicle that was hit, suffered severe injuries and has also filed against the driver citing negligence as a cause of the accident. The article claims there was also a third man who was involved and who tried to avoid the collision; he struck the big rig and suffered major injuries as well.