Norfolk Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Dangers of Transportation Accidents

by | December 21st, 2013

December 20, 2013

There are numerous ways an individual can be injured while on the job, but the Norfolk Workers Compensation Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain one of the most common types of work-related incidents to result in injury or death are transportation accidents. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates transportation accidents were responsible for more than 40 percent of all workplace fatalities that occurred last year.

Such a crash was responsible for claiming the life of a 56-year-old truck driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earlier this week. According to a story released by WVEC 13 News, the incident happened at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, along Virginia Beach Boulevard.

Reports indicate two trucks, a box truck and a soda delivery truck, were heading westbound along the road. Somehow, the trucks came into contact, pushing the box truck off the road and into a power pole. The impact of the collision claimed the life of the 56-year-old driver of that vehicle.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident, if it could have been prevented, and if either driver should face charges in connection to the incident.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of the serious dangers transportation accidents pose to employees in the industry and would like to send their condolences to the family of the man who was killed earlier this week.