New Orleans residents may have seen headlines about the fiery collision between an SUV and an 18-wheeler in the St. Roch area. Police believe the 33-year-old woman driving the SUV was going the wrong way on a one-way street at about 2:30 a.m. when her vehicle hit the truck, which was hauling an 8,500-gallon fuel tank.
No wrongful death claim has ever been brought with the intention of achieving the impossible -- or of bringing back the loved one who was taken. But a wrongful death claim can provide some financial relief to a family confronted with burial expenses, medical bills and other costs resulting from another party's negligence. In these cases, it is important that grieving families have an attorney on their side to maximize the amount of compensation.
From the recent crash that seriously injured actor Tracy Morgan to the less publicized collisions that each day change peoples' lives forever, it isn't difficult to find examples of devastating truck accidents. These crashes are all too common, despite strict state and federal regulations of the trucking industry.