A truck malfunction turned into a tragedy in Boynton Beach when a woman with a suspended license rammed into two trucks parked in the emergency lane on Interstate 95, killing three and seriously injuring two men. The men worked for the same roofing company, and when one truck pulled off the highway with mechanical problems, the other truck stopped as well. The woman, who was driving a Mercedes Benz car, suddenly veered across 3 lanes of traffic and smashed into the trucks.
The woman, who suffered minor injuries in the accident, had her license suspended 3 months earlier after failing to pay a traffic ticket. Prior to that, she had been ticketed for careless driving and driving without insurance.
The driver may be facing felony charges and jail time if she is found guilty of driving recklessly with a suspended license, as well as criminal charges. This does not preclude the injured parties from bringing civil suits. The families of the men who were killed may have grounds for wrongful death lawsuits, which would allow them to make claims for:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
The men who were seriously injured in this accident might have grounds for personal injury compensation, including:
- Long-term medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
If you are injured or lose a loved one in an auto accident, an experienced truck accident injury attorney can explain your legal options for getting the compensation you are entitled to.