Veterans File Personal Injury Lawsuits In Wake of Tragic Parade Accident

by Carmen Dellutri on December 18, 2012

Fort Myers accident lawyerSeveral Army veterans and their spouses have filed a personal injury lawsuit in connection with the tragic accident involving a military veterans parade in Texas. The accident killed four veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and injured sixteen more military members and their family members.

As reported by KEYC TV, a flatbed truck carrying the veterans and their families was in the process of crossing over railroad tracks when the collision occurred. The lawsuit alleges that the negligence and recklessness of both Union Pacific Railroad Inc. and Smith Industries Inc., the company that owned the truck, contributed to the tragic accident.

The lawsuit specifically contends that the railroad failed to provide reasonable and timely audible and visual warning of the approaching train and failed to provide a safe railroad crossing. It also says the train did not brake or otherwise attempt to slow prior to the collision.

With regard to the trucking company, the complaint alleges that the driver failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to exercise reasonable care for the veterans riding on the trailer. Officials have said that warning signals were sounding when the driver attempted to cross the tracks.

The lawsuit is expected to grow as more injured service members take legal action. Attorneys for the current plaintiffs have stated that they are not seeking a specific amount of monetary damages, but rather hope to prevent a similar accident from injuring others.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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