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Yarborough Applegate’s $3.75 Million Settlement Could Lead To Cellphone Bans for Trucking Companies

Posted: December 8, 2016

Yarborough Applegate Law Firm aims to protect those who sustain personal injuries by fighting for and delivering the results they deserve and the compensation necessary to move forward. Our ultimate goal is to inspire greater change and prevent these unfortunate accidents from occurring in the first place.

Last week, a personal injury lawsuit in which Yarborough Applegate represented an injured Bennettsville couple resulted in a settlement that could lead to cellphone policy changes for trucking firms on a wide scale.

Federal law currently sets minimum standards for commercial drivers, but specific operational rules are dictated on the company level which leads to widespread policy execution. This settlement resulted in a policy change for a large manufacturer that currently has 60 trucks on South Carolina and North Carolina roadways and ultimately sets the stage for other large trucking companies to follow suit and tighten their own policies.

You can learn more about the case by visiting Post & Courier’s article here.

The settlements and verdicts shown here should not be considered as a description or characterization of the quality of the firm’s representation and in no way should be interpreted as a guarantee of a specific result or outcome of any particular case. As such, the reader should not rely on the cases below to develop any expectation regarding the value of his or her case.

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