The driver of a semi-truck was killed in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a wall, which caused the truck to catch fire. The crash happened in Bordenton Township at about 3:00 on September 15th, according to a report from ABC 6. There were no other vehicles involved.
While it is unclear as to what caused the truck driver to lose control, an investigation will be able to determine whether or not the truck accident occurred due to driver error, speeding, dangerous road conditions, a defective or faulty truck component, or a plethora of other possibilities. It is the responsibility of trucking companies to ensure that the trucks operated by their drivers are properly maintained and free of defects that could lead to potentially deadly accidents like this one. If it is found that negligence of the trucking company, the municipal agency, the truck manufacturer or another party contributed to this fatal trucking accident, the family of the wrongful death victim may be able to hold that party liable.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a Pennsylvania trucking accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to know your rights. The experienced Philadelphia injury attorneys at Anapol Weiss have handled a wide array of truck accident wrongful death cases and have the resources necessary to hold negligent parties responsible. While no amount of monetary compensation will bring a loved one back, it can help lift the burden of funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of consortium and other damages. Contact the Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys at Anapol Weiss at (866) 735-2792 for a free consultation of your case.