Newton, KS (November 15, 2023) – A fatal truck accident was reported in Newton on Monday morning, November 13. Calls for help came in just after 10:30 a.m. Reports from the Newton Police Department indicate that a semi-truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 135. As the vehicle proceeded through the roundabout near East Broadway Street, it collided with a van.
A passenger in the van, identified as a 20-year-old man from Wichita, Kansas, was fatally injured in the crash. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The driver of the van, a 22-year-old man, was treated for injuries. Neither the driver of the semi, a man from Louisiana, nor his passenger, who was from the state of Florida, were injured in the crash. The Newton Police Department is investigating.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the man who died in this fatal collision.
Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be quite hard. This is particularly true if your loved one has died as a result of the collision. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can impact nearly every facet of your existence. This type of loss can have an emotional, mental, and financial impact on your life. The unfortunate truth is that many people lose their lives as a result of reckless and negligent drivers. Speeding, impairment, and distractions are just some of the most common causes of these accidents.
After losing a loved one in a fatal collision, you have the opportunity to seek compensation from the responsible party. This is done by initiating a wrongful death claim. This type of legal action can help you secure compensation for lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more.
To provide yourself with the best chance of maximizing your financial recovery, it is strongly advised that you seek guidance from a tractor-trailer accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to help you build a case against the responsible party and fight for the maximum possible compensation for your losses and damages.
At Burg Simpson, we are committed to providing exceptional legal representation for families who have lost loved ones due to fatal collisions involving trucks and commercial vehicles. Our experienced commercial vehicle accident attorneys have a proven track record of success and will tirelessly fight for your rights and fair compensation. Our team is fully committed to helping each person we represent secure the best possible outcome for their legal claims. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck crash, it is important that you take legal action right away. You should contact our national truck accident law firm by calling (888) 895-2080 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation. Our dedicated legal team will handle your claim on a contingency fee basis to ensure you are able to protect your rights without having to worry about any lawyer fees upfront.
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