Case Conclusion Date: 01.10.2012
Practice Area: Trucking Accident
Description: Disputed liability failure to maintain lane tractor-trailer collision involving an out-of-state motor carrier. At the time of the wreck, the tractor-trailer driver had 7-8 prior violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Deposition testimony taken from the driver, safety director and safety assistant indicated a clear pattern of ignorance of the DOT regulations. The company failed to administer the required post-collision alcohol and toxicology test as required under the FMCSR. The company additionally failed to properly review the Defendant driver's history prior to his hire. Client sustained a knee injury, a fractured rib, as well as back, neck, shoulder and jaw injuries. Case was filed in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta division and resolved near the conclusion of discovery.