The Boston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers explain that motorists have a responsibility to share the road with cyclists. Any failure to do so that results in an accident with injuries or fatalities can lead to the responsible motorist facing both civil and criminal liability. Everything changes in cases of hit-and-run accidents though.
Such a claim has been filed in connection to the death of a 23-year-old man who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Allston, Massachusetts, last year. According to an article from MY FOX Boston, the victim’s family contends the negligence of a truck driver and the company who hired him are directly responsible for their loss.
Reports indicate the victim was riding his bicycle in the bike lane along St. Paul Street. As he approached the intersection with Commonwealth Avenue, the truck driver attempted to make a right turn in his big rig in front of the bike, causing the fatal collision.
The family of the victim later filed suit against the driver, claiming he should have been trained on how to operate a truck safely in dense urban traffic. Furthermore, the family alleges the company was responsible for the accident because they had failed to provide their driver with such training.
Jason Stone and his team of Boston Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult losing a loved one to another person’s negligence can be and are hopeful a decision in the case brings a sense of closure to the incident for the family of the victim.