$1.75 Million Settlement Reached for Client Injured After Crashing into an Improperly Parked Truck
Douglas Jennings and Liam Duffy of Yarborough Applegate, alongside Ronnie Sabb of Sabb Law Group, settled a lawsuit on the eve of trial on behalf of a client who broke her ankle after her car slammed into a logging truck that was improperly parked on the side of the road. The attorneys collected $1.75 million from the truck driver and his employer.
In October 2017, our client struck a “lowboy” semi-trailer on her way to work. The driver of the tractor-trailer was parked along the shoulder of a rural, two-lane highway, with the trailer sticking out about six feet into the road. The truck had been parked on the shoulder for approximately ten minutes and had not placed reflective triangles or flares around the truck, as the law requires.
“The danger of a stopped tractor-trailer on the shoulder of a highway is a very well-known hazard in the trucking industry, and this case highlights the safety precautions that truck drivers must take to prevent rear-end collisions,” Jennings said.
As a result of the crash, our client suffered a fracture to her right ankle that required surgery and an external fixator, or metal frame that is attached to screws to hold bones in place. While our client is now back to work and feeling better, there are still lingering limitations and pain from her injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a tractor-trailer collision or improperly parked truck, contact Yarborough Applegate today.