Man Pinned Between Train And Semi Truck On West 70th Street At Kennedy Drive
An accident involving at tractor-trailer and a train took the life of a 36-year-old man on Friday, September 6th, 2019.
Police were called to the scene of the accident which took place around 3:45 p.m. in Shreveport, LA. According to the investigators, the victim was walking next to the train when the two vehicles collided. The force of the collision caused the trailer to swing, crushing the man between the train and the trailer.
He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his severe injuries.
The cause of the accident has yet to be determined.
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Attorney contributor Laurence Banville of Banville Law has offered his thoughts on the legal rights of truck accident victims.
"When someone is killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer their loved ones typically have the right to seek justice on their behalf through a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit is filed against the party whose actions contributed to the cause of the accident.
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuits is to provide a grieving family with financial compensation that will help them to pay for:
- funeral and burial expenses
- lost income
- lost inheritence
- physical pain
- emotional pain
Taking legal action may seem like an overwhleming prospect while grieving, however, strict time limits known as the statute of limitations are in place. These time limits allow those who are eligble only a short period of time during which they can take legal action. Once this time limit has passed, there will be no way to recover compensation.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident involving a tractor-trailer it's wise to contact an experienced attorney as quickly as possible so that they can begin the process to taking legal action on your behalf."
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