Drivers Question Trucking Company After Death of Daawuud Hakim on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
As a personal injury lawyer in Virginia I have represented many people who have been seriously injured by trucks on the busy highways and Interstates of the Commonwealth.
I have also represented truck drivers who have been injured. Trucking companies can place considerable strains and stresses on their drivers by failing to give them enough rest, making schedules over demanding or making them drive defective or poorly maintained trucks.
In some cases, drivers pay the ultimate price with their lives. We don’t know the reason why Daawuud Hakim died last week when his 18-wheeler drove off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, but we do know his fellow truckers are asking questions of Big Daddy Trucking, the company Mr. Hakim was driving for.
In a recent report News Channel 3 noted how a vigil for the trucker turned quickly into a call for truckers to strike.
“It’s definitely heartbreaking to know we lost one of our own in such a tragic manner,” George Berry, a truck driver, told the media. “We understand the perils that we face day in and day out in this industry. It’s treacherous.”
The report said colleagues of Mr. Hakim plan on striking because almost a week after his death, they feel they “haven’t gotten proper answers from Big Daddy Trucking,” – the company he was working for on the day of his death.
The truckers want to know what went wrong. Police said Mr. Hakim’s big rig struck a truck on the northern end of the bridge, jackknifed and then went over a guard rail into the water.
My thoughts are with the family of this trucker in the wake of this terrible accident.
Although nothing in media reports so far has alluded to a mechanical failure such as brakes that may have caused the accident, as an experienced Virginia trucking accident attorney, I never rule out a faulty product as causing an accident.
In such cases a manufacturer, a trucking company or another party, could be held liable for a death or an injury.
Call our Virginia trucking accident attorneys at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.
See our frequently asked questions after a tractor trailer accidents.