De Soto, IA (October 17, 2023) – One person has lost their life as a result of a deadly truck accident that occurred in De Soto on Monday morning, October 16.
The Iowa State Patrol was called to the crash at approximately 1:30 a.m.
According to reports, a collision involving a semi-truck took place on Interstate 80. As a result of the crash, a semi-truck collided with the barrier before rolling onto its side. The incident caused the gas tank on the truck to break, resulting in the vehicle bursting into flames.
One person was killed in the accident. No other injuries were reported.
At this time, the Iowa State Patrol is investigating.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Reports provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation indicate that approximately 293 people have lost their lives as a result of automobile collisions reported in Iowa so far this year. At this point, this number equals 26 more fatalities that were reported at the same time last year. On average, approximately 338 people lose their lives as a result of accidents reported annually in our state. As you can imagine, accidents involving semi-trucks are more likely to result in severe and fatal injuries.
Although we witness fatal accidents take place frequently, the impact of these accidents can be incredibly devastating. It is nearly impossible for families to predict or prepare for the impact that one of these accidents will have on their lives. The unfortunate truth is that the impact of a fatal accident can be far-reaching. Families are often forced to deal with overwhelming consequences that impact their mental, emotional, and financial health and well-being.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families have the ability to file legal action against the responsible party. When it comes to truck accidents, there are several parties that can be held liable. We often see bereaved families take legal action against trucking companies, cargo companies, and even maintenance companies if negligence has been determined to have been a factor in the accident. Seeking guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer can help to ensure your family has the best chance of getting justice in protecting your rights after the loss of a loved one.
Losing a loved one due to a fatal accident is an unimaginable tragedy, and at Burg Simpson, we are committed to providing unwavering support and legal representation for bereaved families across the United States. Our passion lies in fighting for the rights of our clients and ensuring they receive full and fair compensation for their suffering. With a proven track record of success in helping families recover over $2 billion collectively, you can trust that our dedicated wrongful death lawyers will handle your case with utmost care and fight tirelessly for justice. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today by calling (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights moving forward.
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