We want to bring you a tragic story from nearby Middletown, PA because it highlights some of the dangers that vehicle passengers face from negligent truck drivers and companies.
Last month, a 29-year-old Mississippi man was driving his Volvo tractor-trailer on Interstate 83 when he caused a crash that started a chain reaction that eventually involved 12 vehicles. Zachary Lybrand, 24, and his daughter Elliana were killed in the accident. She was 16 months old.
An investigation into the accident revealed that the driver of the truck had consumed five double shot margaritas and multiple beers before the crash. He also no longer had a valid commercial driver’s license, having lost it in his home state due to pleading guilty to drugs and drug paraphernalia charges.
Now, a lawsuit is seeking damages against the driver, the company he worked for, and the company they were contracted to deliver goods for.
At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we know that these accidents can be life-altering. If you need a truck accident lawyer in Philadelphia, you can count on our experienced team to be by your side, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Large trucks provide valuable services for the Pennsylvania economy. They deliver our goods and help build our infrastructure. While the vast majority of them are safe, unfortunately, there are times when crashes happen due to driver or company negligence.
When these vehicles crash, they have the potential to cause a mass casualty event due to their size and weight.
Like the story above shows, reckless truck drivers can cause severe injuries and death on the roadways. Under no circumstances should a driver be impaired by drugs or alcohol. Drivers should also not be distracted by anything while they are operating, including their cell phones or other devices. All rules and regulations regarding how many hours a driver can operate each day should be followed to prevent a driver from falling asleep at the wheel.
Truck companies also have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their vehicles. All trucks should be regularly inspected and maintained to prevent vehicle failure, the most common cause of truck accidents.
If part of truck malfunctions while it is moving at a high rate of speed, the drivers could lose control of the vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or truck company, the Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help. We will work tirelessly to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. Not only will we work to make sure your medical expenses and lost income are covered, but we will work to seek punitive damages against the person or group responsible for the accident.