Jackknifing Truck

Kyle C Olive

Case Conclusion Date:December 28, 2009

Practice Area:Trucking Accident

Outcome:Verdict for Plaintiff of $886,000

Description:The defendant, a dump truck driver, ran a stop sign and blocked the roadway causing an oncoming semi truck driver to slam on his brakes to avoid a deadly crash. Semi truck driver's seat belt broke during the impact. He was thrown around the cab of his semi like a pinball and suffered severe and permanent injuries. The defendant told witnesses he was sorry and that it was his fault, but later claimed it was not. After a nearly three week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff and awarded a total of about $886,000.

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