Ferguson v. Ritchie Tractor Company

Christopher Gilreath

Case Conclusion Date:November 15, 2002

Practice Area:Wrongful Death

Outcome:Jury Verdict for $5,000,000

Description:Wrongful death case. Plaintiff worked as a security guard at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and while on his way to work, was struck by a trailer that had fallen loose from an oncoming truck and killed. The trailer had come loose from the hitch. Litigation involved claims of negligence against the tractor company for operation of its vehicle, and defective product liability against the manufacturer of the trailer.