Driving in Wisconsin is the main way to get around, and it is safe for a huge majority of people in cars and trucks. Some hazards are avoidable with clear thinking and quick reflexes, but not every risk can be mitigated when we share the road with others.

Three people from the same family are dead after a single car accident in Kenosha County. The incident near Bristol involved two vehicles and five people, only two of whom survived. The county sheriff reported that the family was on the way home from a fish fry when a white truck moving the same direction struck their vehicle from behind.

A 67-year-old man died at a scene, and a 76-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife died after the crash at local hospitals. The driver of the truck is currently facing charges of reckless homicide, reckless injury and operating a motor vehicle under the influence among other crimes. Witnesses say the truck’s driver was driving erratically and approached speeds of 100 miles per hour just before the collision.

Regardless of criminal charges, the victims of truck accidents and the survivors of truck fatalities have the right to seek financial damages to help with recovery after the tragic consequences. This may include compensation for the distress caused by an accident as well as reimbursement for medical expenses and other real costs connected to injury or death.

Legal representation is often advisable in the case of serious motor vehicle accidents. An attorney can help consult on these important points that can ease the harm done by a truck.