Fatal truck accidents may stem from driver negligence

by | Jan 31, 2019 | Truck Accidents | 0 comments

A crash has sadly taken a person’s life in New Mexico. The deadly truck accident occurred along Eastbound Interstate 40. Sometimes, these types of truck accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent truck accident took place at around 7:45 p.m. on a Thursday. According to authorities, a semi-truck and a minimum of one other automobile were involved in the crash. The colliding motor vehicles apparently caught fire, with the fireball being visible for miles.

Police reported that one person passed away in the collision. The semi collided with the other motor vehicle so hard that it ended up breaking the concrete barrier on the interstate. Police continued to investigate the cause of the collision, which happened to be the second big accident to occur on Interstate 40 that same day.

If police discover through their investigation that the truck driver caused the New Mexico crash and he or she survived the accident, the family of the car driver who passed away might decide to file a wrongful death claim against him or her, seeking damages. The truck driver’s employer may also be named in their lawsuit. However, liability has to be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before any monetary damage claims are decided. In a case that is litigated successfully, the court may award monetary damages that might help the plaintiff to address funeral costs, the loss of income for surviving dependents and other financial losses often associated with serious truck accidents.