People in Michigan are injured in truck accidents each day and many of those who are injured may not fully understand their legal rights and options. When tanker trucks and semis cause accidents with smaller, non-commercial vehicles it is usually the little automobiles and their passengers that suffer. Individuals facing such challenges may find the help they need in the form of attorneys who specializes in truck accidents.
Two individuals and the family of a third person may require just such services after a fatal truck accident occurred in Genesee Township. The two-vehicle accident happened when a tanker truck hit a small sedan that contained a driver and two others. The driver of the sedan was killed in the collision while the two passengers suffered significant injuries. The tanker truck driver was not injured in the crash.
An ongoing police investigation may shed some light on exactly why this fatal accident occurred though the repercussions of the incident will be felt by many for some time to come. Between the victims themselves, their families and their communities, many people will struggle to understand how such a tragic event could have taken place.
The individuals directly affected by this accident may choose to pursue legal claims for compensation against the responsible tanker truck driver. In addition to the actual truck driver, those affected may choose to include other possible defendants such as the truck company or the driver's employer in their lawsuits.
As the surviving victims heal and the deceased victim is laid to rest, many bills and costs may mount up that the victims cannot manage once they recover. Legal claims against responsible parties can result in compensation to make victims financially whole.
Source: Mlive.com, "One dead, two critically injured in accident involving tanker truck in Genesee Township," Amanda Emery, Jan. 11, 2014