Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit Says Driver Turned Unsafely
A Maryland resident recently filed a semi-truck accident lawsuit against a driver regarding an incident that occurred in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit claims that the driver of the truck made a turn when it was unsafe to do so, and as a result, put numerous others parties at risk in the resulting accident.
According to the semi-truck accident lawsuit, there were multiple parties involved in the critical accident. The semi-truck accident lawsuit details that in April 2016, near US-11 and 15 North, the plaintiff was traveling northbound to the right of the first driver named in the legal claim. Another driver was heading southbound on that same road in the same vicinity.
The first driver was attempting to turn into a truck stop, when entering the center turn lane, he allegedly proceeded without stopping and did not look out for oncoming traffic, as the first driver was turning left, according to the lawsuit.
That driver then pulled in front of the second driver who was traveling southbound going around 55mph. The second driver was unable to stop at that speed and then headed in the wrong direction against traffic as a result of having to swerve around the first driver. Due to this, a severe wreck occurred, prompting a lawsuit because the second driver violently collided with the plaintiff’s automobile in a head-on collision.
The plaintiff in the semi-truck accident lawsuit says that he suffered severe and permanent injuries as a result of the negligence on the part of the first driver. The semi-truck accident lawsuit claims that the driver breached his duty of care that he owed to others on the road by making a left-hand turn without verifying that it was free and clear for him to do so.
The semi-truck accident lawsuit further accuses the truck driver of failing to engage the brakes on the tractor-trailer unit, failing to remain alert, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to maintain the tractor-trailer with adequate control, failing to take evasive action to avoid the crash, following too closely and failing to exercise due care and caution.
In any case in which the driver’s negligence, the employer’s failure to properly train the driver or maintain the truck, or when the existence of a defective part led to injuries is grounds to file a semi truck accident lawsuit.
A prompt investigation of the accident scene and the involved vehicles is the best way for an injured victim to work backwards to figure out what happened. The information revealed by such an investigation may be used to file a personal injury lawsuit against those accountable.
The Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit is Case No. 1:18-cv-00357-YK, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident like this, consult with the attorneys at McDonald Worley about your right to file a legal claim.
Disclaimer: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.