North Carolina Motorcycle Driver and Passenger Killed when their Bike Is Hit by a Truck

The Mt. Airy News reported in February, 2014 that a man and woman were killed when their motorcycle was struck by a petroleum tanker truck. The Highway Patrol for North Carolina found that the tanker moved into the path of the motorcycle on US 52. The truck was leaving Cooke Trucking around 7:30 pm when the accident happened. The male motorcycle driver was killed at the scene. The female motorcycle passenger was pronounced dead at Wake Forest Baptist Health. The truck driver admitted that he misjudged the distance between the truck and the motorcycle.

This case presents a lot of complicated issues regarding liability in truck accident cases, including the following: 

  • Can Cooke Trucking be held responsible for the accident?
  • Can the driver’s admission be used against him?
  • Did Cooke Trucking have liability insurance?
  • Did the driver have liability insurance?
  • Did the driver have a commercial driver’s license?
  • Did the driver of the motorcycle have the proper insurance that would let his estate bring a wrongful death action?
  • Who will be appointed to handle the case for the motorcycle driver? For the victim?

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer Today

The effects of a truck accident can be devastating, and unfortunately, it is not always easy to determine responsibility in a truck accident, as there are many different parties that could be held accountable. An experienced attorney, however, can make it extremely easy for you to establish liability for a truck accident and can help you take action against the party responsible for your unnecessary suffering. Attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has been representing truck accident victims for decades, and he knows what it takes to hold those responsible for causing truck accidents accountable for their wrongdoing. To learn more, contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today by calling (888) 694-1671.