Interstate 81 in Guilford Township fatal crash

I-81 Guilford Township fatal tractor-trailer accident death

A fatal crash occurred overnight on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania, resulting in the closure of a portion of the highway. Emergency services responded to a collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car in the northbound lanes around midnight. The truck struck the car from the back, going off the road into the median where it hit a metal guide wire. The car’s passenger died at the scene, and the driver was airlifted to a hospital. The truck driver escaped injury. Pennsylvania State Police reported that the crash left one person dead and another injured. Interstate 81 Northbound was shut down between Exit 10, Marion, and Exit 14, Wayne Avenue.

A tractor-trailer accident lawyer can provide several essential services and support for the family of a victim killed in a crash:

  1. Legal Guidance and Representation: A lawyer can offer guidance on the legal options available to the family and represent their interests throughout the legal process.
  2. Investigation: They can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine liability and gather evidence to support the family’s case. This may involve reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, analyzing the accident scene, and obtaining expert opinions.
  3. Identifying Responsible Parties: Tractor-trailer accidents can involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, vehicle manufacturer, and others. A lawyer can identify all potentially liable parties and hold them accountable for their actions.
  4. Filing Insurance Claims: They can assist in filing insurance claims with the trucking company’s insurance provider and negotiating settlements on behalf of the family. This includes seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  5. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, a lawyer can file a lawsuit on behalf of the family and represent them in court. They will advocate for the family’s rights and seek justice through the legal system.
  6. Emotional Support: Dealing with the aftermath of a fatal accident can be emotionally challenging for the family. A compassionate lawyer can provide support and guidance throughout the process, offering reassurance and empathy during this difficult time.
  7. Ensuring Fair Compensation: The lawyer’s goal is to ensure that the family receives fair and just compensation for their losses. This may involve negotiating with insurance companies, presenting evidence in court, and advocating for the maximum possible compensation on behalf of the family.


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