An Arkansas semi accident lawyer notes that an unidentified person died after an accident on an Arkansas interstate when one semi-truck driver reportedly attempted to pass another. When fault on the part of truck drivers or trucking companies results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a semi-truck accident attorney.
For more information, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
Report: Major Interstate Closed for Hours Following Catastrophic Crash
One semi-truck driver attempted to pass another on Interstate 40 near Brinkley in Monroe County, Arkansas, and the driver’s actions proved deadly. According to a KARK News report, the crash occurred when the driver of the tractor trailer, who was attempting to pass another semi-truck, rear-ended the other truck, and then spun away due to the impact before colliding with an SUV.
Flames from one of the vehicles were said to have been visible from 30 miles away, although it is unclear which of the vehicles caught fire during the incident. There was also one fatality reported as a result of the crash, however, the victim’s identity has not yet been released. It is also not yet known whether the victim was driving or traveling in one of the trucks or the SUV. The highway was shut down in both directions following the accident and traffic was diverted to nearby U.S. Highway 70 while authorities responded to and assessed the scene.
How an Arkansas Semi Accident Lawyer Can Help
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, a semi-truck accident may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in an Arkansas semi-truck accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas semi accident lawyer, contact the Johnson & Vines law firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.