A young 19 year old man was tragically killed in an accident in Lewiston this weekend. The accident occurred on March 31, 2018.
According to KHQ, the initial investigation determined that the Swift tractor trailer failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the driver’s side of the teenager’s Toyota Camry. Tragically, the Clarkston Washington teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Our hearts go out to the family of this teen. There just are no words.
The tractor trailer driver was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter. This is a rare charge. In Idaho, people are arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter when they allegedly commit an unlawful act which contributes to someone’s death. There are additional types of vehicular manslaughter charges available when someone is grossly negligent or kills someone while driving while intoxicated.
What you should know after a truck accident
If you were injured in an Idaho truck accident, you should know that truckers and trucking companies have sophisticated insurance carriers who spring into action after a wreck to minimize their liability. There are insurance companies who will try to get out of paying your injury bills, pain and suffering and other expenses or attempt to minimize your claim. Don’t let this happen to you. Call us after any Idaho truck accident for a free consultation.
You should also know that there may be multiple liable parties or reasons the accident should not have occurred such as equipment problems, faulty brakes and/or driver fatigue. Certain trucking companies have a track record of negligence and we would like to help make the roads a safer place for everyone.
Finally, in the event a loved one has been killed in a terrible accident like the one above, you should know that you can seek justice via a wrongful death claim. Even while grieving, insurers do the same thing as above and spring into action. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit may include funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, punitive damages and other non-economic damages as governed by by Idaho Code Section 5-311.
Call us after any Idaho or Washington truck wreck
If you or a loved one was involved in any type of trucking accident in Washington or Idaho, contact us for a free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.
We will only provide you with information and direction which is in your best interest.
If we are needed and it makes sense to retain us we will leave no stone unturned investigating the accident and seeking justice for you. We represent truck accident victims in both the State of Washington and in Idaho.