By Randy Appleton, Virginia Trucking Crash Attorney
Several families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the big rig driver that stands accused of killing six people when his truck smashed into stopped traffic in June.
The truck driver has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, after he slammed his Peterbilt tractor trailer into traffic on I-75. The accident killed six people and injured 12.
Two of the injured also have filed a $1.5 million personal injury lawsuit against the driver and the truck company. Their attorney told the media that the injured couple has sustained major injuries and will never fully recover.
Our Virginia trucking accident law firm sends its deepest condolences to the families of those who were killed by this apparently negligent trucker. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driving too fast for road conditions and driver fatigue are the most common causes of truck accidents.
We see many big rig accidents occur when the driver is feeling pressured to get their load to its destination. This leads many truckers to drive far beyond their limits.
Another common reason for these serious truck accidents are bad brakes and poor maintenance.
Our personal injury law firm has had many successful settlements in truck crashes, and we truly hope that more truckers and their employers will see this tragic outcome and learn to be more careful behind the wheel.
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