According to a report from WRDW, “A Nissan Altima was struck on the passenger side by a commercial box truck.” Michael Crawford and Nancy Marshall died of blunt force trauma as a result of the collision, and their bodies had to be extracted from the vehicle.
Commercial vehicles share the roads with passenger vehicles, but the weight and size of box trucks, like the one involved in this crash, make them much more deadly. We often call these types of crashes “car accidents,” but the truth is, most collisions involving commercial vehicles are completely avoidable.
Atlanta lawyer Bradley Pratt once defended trucking companies in court, working with one of the world’s largest package delivery services. Now Bradley represents the families of those lost in deadly commercial vehicle crashes. Bradley says, “Companies that operate commercial vehicles know they have additional responsibilities to ensure their fleets are well-maintained and that their drivers are well-trained.” When companies fail to uphold their responsibilities, it can end in tragedy.
It’s up to the families of those lost in deadly commercial vehicle crashes to demand justice. By filing a lawsuit in the civil court system, families can demand financial compensation in acknowledgment of their terrible loss, and more importantly, they can hold the responsible company accountable, and hopefully send a message that they have to improve their maintenance and training processes to ensure that deadly accidents are less likely to occur in the future.