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Trucking Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Family Members

A tragic trucking accident in September led to the death of a family of four along with their unborn child. The incident occurred in a chain reaction crash in Cheyenne County. According to reports, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed at the end of October, by the biological parents of two of the victims. The driver of the truck has been charges with the responsibility for their deaths, as well as his employer and other trucking companies too.

The specific claim is addressing the negligence of the driver, and the families are seeking financial compensation for the damages caused from the accident. The driver, Josef Slezak, 36, is facing nine counts of vehicular manslaughter and homicide because the family of 5 was not the only one who had their life taken from them. According to reports four other people were killed in this multiple car pileup including his employer and 3 other truck drivers on the road. This tragic accident led to the loss of too many lives, all from what is believed to have been started because of a maintenance issues in one of the trucks, details had they been fixed properly, could have prevented the accident altogether.

Ten unnamed individuals are being held accountable for these maintenance errors as well, due to the break issues specifically. Trucking accidents are sadly far too common in today’s society, and can be caused for a variety of reasons. In this case, a lot of the errors stemmed from product malfunction due to the driver and companies negligence in not following maintenance procedures. Because of their errors, lives were taken, and the families of the lost individuals are pursuing a wrongful death law suit as a means to at least recover financially from their loss, knowing still that no amount of money can bring someone back.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a trucking accident, contact Matiasic & Johnson LLP today to discuss your case! We specialize in California trucking accidents, and we want to help you and your family receives the compensation that you deserve! Our firm will do whatever we can to help families who have lost loved ones or have experienced any sort of injury after a trucking accident. We understand that a simple injury can cause a lot of damage to a person’s life, whether that is lost wages, expensive medical bills, etc. it can be a very trying situation to go through. Using our legal experience we will do the necessary investigations in order to help fight for your case, while we can make no guarantees, we will do whatever we can. Call us today for more information and to discuss your case!