When stories of horrible accidents involving car crashes and pedestrians come out, we tend to think of the consequences for those responsible in terms of criminal law. After all, if someone was struck and killed, it would make sense that the driver has broken some kind of law that would warrant criminal prosecution. The fact is, however, not every instance like the one described above is deemed worthy of criminal charges. Moreover, even if criminal charges are filed, that will still leave victims or their families without any monetary reprieve. That is why those who have suffered as the result of an accident can pursue lawsuits in civil court, where the whole point is to compensate victims for damages suffered due to negligent behavior. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In early June, 2018, Megan Fitzgerald, who was poised to graduate Franklin High School in Illinois in just nine days, was struck and killed by a truck while she was riding her bike. Soon after the accident, Franklin’s family filed a lawsuit against the truck driver, claiming that the driver was driving recklessly and failed to maintain an appropriate amount of space between himself and Franklin. Moreover, the suit claims that Franklin was wearing a helmet and obeying all relevant rules of traffic. The plaintiff is seeking $20 million for medical expenses as well as compensation for the pain of the family. As of yet, the truck driver has not been charged criminally. Franklin’s family is being represented by attorney Brian Manookian, who operates out of Nashville, Tennessee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert truck accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!