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Truck Accident

Practice Area: Personal injury

Outcome: $399,000

Description: L.T., in his early 50's when he came to us, had worked as a truck driver for most of his life. One day he arrived early to a delivery. The warehouse wasn't open yet, so he parked his rig and took a nap in the berth. In the wee hours of the morning, a garbage truck backed into L.'s truck, knocking him out of his "bed," and causing injury. The insurance company for the garbage company claimed all sorts of things. That the garbage truck was only going 2 m.p.h., that our client couldn't have been hurt as badly as he claimed, even that he was making up his injuries. But he wasn't. Our law firm's investigation showed that the garbage truck company did not train its drivers well, that this particular driver had been in previous accidents and had not been properly disciplined, and more. But the insurance company continued to say it was not the garbage truck driver's fault. They claimed it was L.'s fault, for parking in the wrong place! Our attorneys proved the truck driver was at fault and made sure that L.T. received the compensation he deserved.

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