When most people drive on the highway, they pay extra attention to the large shipping trucks that they pass. Being in a trucking accident can be deadly, and trucks aren’t designed well enough for drivers to be aware of all collisions they are involved with. Their design flaws contributed heavily to the accident in the video posted below.
In the accident, a young driver’s vehicle ended up trapped underneath the trailer of a large semi truck.
The car was pulled sideways for miles until it eventually caught fire, leading to the driver’s death. The car driver would have survived if the truck driver noticed him trapped at the back of his trailer.
The car driver’s family sued the trucking company and the manufacturer of the trailer involved in the accident. They won $42 million in their suit, but more importantly, the lawsuit they filed may make the road safer for everyone. New trailer designs should prevent accidents like this from ever happening again. They could save countless lives.
If you have been involved in any kind of trucking accident, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer. They can help you get justice and protect others in the future.