Smith v. Christner Trucking

Joshua A. Whitman

Case Conclusion Date:January 17, 2006

Practice Area:Trucking Accident

Outcome:$1,999,999.99 Settlement

Description:Settlement of wrongful death action arising from trucking negligence. Driver had marijuana in his bloodstream. Struck plaintiff's decedent from rear on off-ramp in Jacksonville FL causing a c-spine injury that led to death after 3 weeks. Suit was had in GA. Plaintiff's decedent son was an unmarried GA resident working in FL. Defendant trucking company maintained an agent in GA. Recovery was made to the estate for pain and suffering and to plaintiff as the decedent's next of kin for wrongful death.