Death in a Tractor-Trailer Truck Collision
Authorities in Ohio report that a man jumped from a local bridge when he tried to avoid being hit by a tractor-trailer. He suffered injuries in the fall and died. The report was originally reported in late 2014. Local Ohio news outlets recently updated the report. The victim was 34-years-old. He jumped from a bridge on U.S. 35 after a series of crashes occurred. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the man stopped a disabled vehicle that remained partly in the road at about 6 o’clock a.m.
While at least two other vehicles successfully avoided collision with the disabled car, an oncoming tractor trailer truck couldn’t stop in time to avoid impact. The driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of the car and the man jumped from the bridge to avoid the truck’s full impact. Although the man was taken to the hospital by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, he died from his injuries sustained in the 30-foot fall. He left behind a spouse and two young children.
If you or someone dear to you has been injured or killed in an accident involving a truck, you already know the results can be devastating. Medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, permanent disability, funeral costs, money worries, and physical or emotional distress may result. You need an experienced personal injury law firm to answer your questions. The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis is here to offer compassionate, immediate assistance.
After a serious truck accident, survivors may receive direct calls from the truck driver’s employer. The trucking firm may offer what seems like a large amount of money to pay for your loved one’s care if he or she survived or funeral costs if he or she perished. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before agreeing to an unsolicited offer of settlement.
Note that Ohio has time limits in which the injured party may file a personal injury lawsuit. According to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. Section 2305.10, the statute of limitations is two years from the date on which the accident occurred. If you don’t file a lawsuit against the responsible party during the two-year period, you may lose your right to claim damages against the negligent driver or his or her employer and insurance company.
The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis is an experienced, knowledgeable truck accident injury law firm. Let us help you. We will investigate the accident and take all the necessary steps to fight for justice. Contact us today to schedule a preliminary case evaluation.