Family of Worker Killed in Roanoke Car Accident Files Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | March 28th, 2013

March 28, 2013

The family of a construction worker killed in a Roanoke Car Accident has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against the pair who was responsible for causing the crash.

Court records indicate the accident happened more than five years ago in a construction zone along Electric Road in Roanoke County. Both of the individuals accused in the case had been drinking and were following one another home in separate vehicles. The driver of the lead vehicle failed to recognize a truck in the construction zone though, and the two vehicles collided. The second drunk driver then plowed into the wreckage of the initial crash.

According to an article from ABC 13 News, the impact forced the truck that was struck to lurch forward, pinning a worker between two pieces of equipment. The worker later died, and the pair responsible for the accident each served two and a half years in prison on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI.

Now the family of the victim has filed suit claiming the pair’s negligence was the direct cause of their loved ones death. They are seeking $8 million compensatory damages, as well as another $2 million in punitive damages.

The Skolrood Law Firm and their team of Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers hope a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.