Mom Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Trucking Company and Driver
When individuals do not act with caution while behind the wheel of a vehicle they should be held liable for accidents caused by their actions. Surviving victims or family members of deceased victims can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit when another driver acts negligently.
The mother of a 23-year-old woman in Nebraska filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a dump truck driver as well as the owner of the truck after her daughter was killed in an accident. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Raven Addy-Cruz died from her injuries two days after the dump truck rear-ended her car in June 2012.
Addy-Cruz’s mother, Rebecca Addy, filed the lawsuit against Carlos Lopez from Lopez Trucking of Crete, Nebraska and Lyle Carman of Cook, Nebraska. Cook was the driver of the dump truck when it hit Addy-Cruz’s 1996 Mazada 3 on Interstate 80 near Lincoln, Nebraska.
Carman reportedly tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine after the accident, the Journal Star reported. Addy-Cruz’s husband was in the passenger’s seat at the time of the accident and suffered eight broken ribs. The couple’s 13-month-old daughter was also in the car and suffered a broken leg. The suit asked for more than $102,000 for medical and funeral expenses as well as an unspecific amount for lost income and pain and suffering.