El Paso Truck Driver Struck by 18 Wheeler in Illinois

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 2-Feb-2012

A truck driver from El Paso, Texas was struck by another tractor trailer in Illinois Monday morning, after he lost lighting in his truck and pulled to the side of Interstate 70 to set up flags.

James E. Tinsley, 53, was struck by another 18 wheeler, which was driven by John M. Barney, 51, of Missouri.

Tinsely was killed instantly and pronounced dead at the scene of the 18 wheeler accident.

Barney was cited was failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He was transported to the hospital with injuries that resulted from the truck accident.

When a pedestrian is struck by a tractor trailer truck, there may be several parties liable for injuries incurred or wrongful death resulting. In situations where the pedestrian is killed as a result of injuries caused by an 18 wheeler accident, family members can sometimes make claims of wrongful death against the driver and even the company that owns the truck or employees the driver.

Because of the dangers associated with driving a commercial truck, the company that employs drivers must take careful consideration regarding the qualifications of those they hire, offering adequate training and completing proper background checks and drug testing.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an 18 wheeler truck accident, call our truck accident attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our wrongful death attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our 18 wheeler law firm for a free consultation today.

Our experienced lawyers, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions tied to your accident or the fatal collision of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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