Trucking is one of Alabama’s true lifeblood industries. The hardworking men and women that are responsible for moving our freight are truly on the front lines of keeping American industry on its feet.
Trucking is a dangerous profession, though, and that is doubly true for logging truck drivers. Accidents happen, and the fallout is often tragic.
This was the case early one morning on a rural route outside Atmore, a small town an hour outside of Mobile. Before the sun had even risen, the driver of a logging truck was hard at work. It was here that his vehicle collided with a utility pole. He did not survive the crash.
No amount of money could ever take the place of a loved one. Loss hits from several angles, though. After a loss of a loved one, families often feel financial strains from a variety of sources:
- This person may have been the primary breadwinner
- You and your family may have lost wages while grieving and putting your loved one’s affairs in order
- You may have to shoulder funeral costs or inherit debt
These are just a few financial considerations that may come after the loss of a loved one.
There are also questions regarding the details of the accident. A key focus for an attorney looking into a wrongful death case is to gather as much information as possible. They can give you the peace of mind that comes with having your questions answered compassionately and with authority.
There is inherent danger in the logging industry. Our truck drivers moving freight from the logging site to the saw mill are the workers in the trenches keeping our ways of life humming along. If you’ve suffered a loss, remember that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You will get through this difficult time.