Series of Crashes Involving Several Semi-Trucks Leaves 4 Dead, 7 Injured
Attorney Commentary: Auto accident lawyer Laurence Banville will add legal commentary on the rights of truck crash victims and their families in the second part of this story.
A series of tragic crashes involving multiple semi-trucks in Windsor resulted in four deaths and injuries to at least seven other people involved in the crash.
The four people killed in the crash have been identified as 23-year-old Samantha McMullen, 72-year-old Joseph Kosinski, 55-year-old Phillip Bruno, and 59-year-old Eleanor Heeringa-Owen.
The first crash was between two semis near mile marker 119 on I-39. A little over an hour after police responded to that crash, a third semi-truck crashed into the wreckage from the first crash.
A Columbia County Highway worker and two state troopers were seriously injured in the second collision and all three were hospitalized at UW Hospital.
Another serious multi-vehicle collision happened at around 6:45 a.m. after traffic had backed up on the interstate near County Highway K. A semi-tractor reportedly caused a chain-reaction crash involving at least seven vehicles – including two semis, a dump truck, and four passenger vehicles. There were multiple vehicle fires in this chain-reaction crash.
At least four people were killed and seven were injured in the last crash.
The investigations into these crashes are going.
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Financial Compensation For Truck Crash Injuries and Deaths
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville is a personal injury lawyer who represents people who have been injured in truck accidents and other auto accidents. Here are some thoughts from Laurence on the options for financial compensation available to these injury victims and the families of fatal crash victims:
In the aftermath of a serious accident with injuries or deaths, those involved and the families of those killed struggle with several serious personal and financial difficulties. If you’re in this difficult situation, you may be wondering about your family’s options for financial compensation.
In many cases, insurance will cover at least part of the damages. But many victims and families need additional financial compensation, which can sometimes be obtained through lawsuits.
Negligent drivers can be sued in personal injury lawsuits or wrongful death claims. In some crashes involving commercial vehicles like tractor trailers, the driver’s employer could also be held accountable if the crash was the driver’s fault and the employer was also negligent. For example, a company could be considered negligent for a DUI crash caused by one of their drivers if the company failed to run a background check that would have shown a history of DUI.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck crash, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers.
I-39 in Windsor, WI
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