A Voice for Heavy Truck Drivers and Their Families
TOBY B. FULLMER, L.L.C. has been helping people throughout the United States for more than a decade. Toby has been lead counsel in several heavy truck rollover and roof crush cases, and he has prosecuted these complex cases in a variety of different jurisdictions, in both state and federal courts.
A Voice for Truck Drivers and Their FamiliesAs a driver of a heavy truck, you work hard to earn an income and provide for your family. Whether driving short hauls or long hauls, or whether your heavy truck is a service vehicle, you expect your heavy truck to provide you with the same protections that the car or SUV you drive on the weekend provides. You also expect your heavy truck to be designed, tested and manufactured to protect occupants. How important is your safety to you while operating a heavy truck? How important is your safety to heavy truck manufacturers?
Rollovers are, unfortunately, a well-known event when it comes to heavy trucks. It happens a lot, regardless of the type of cargo or the use of the heavy truck. For you, the driver, it is reasonable and fair to expect a heavy truck manufacturer to design and test your heavy truck so that it provides protection to occupants in the event of a rollover. While heavy truck manufacturers might deflect this duty, you and your family should not.
Roof Crush InjuriesInjuries suffered by heavy truck operators during rollovers are often catastrophic. They might include severe neck, head or spinal cord injuries. They might also include entrapment injuries, such as asphyxiation, caused by the collapsed roof pinning the driver inside the heavy truck cab. However, there might also be ejection injuries to the driver that could result when the roof crush causes significant deformation and displacement of the roof which creates an opening for the driver to be ejected from the heavy truck.
Injuries from roof crush in heavy truck rollovers are often severe and permanent in nature. Can your family survive without your income if you*re permanently injured and unable to work? For families that have tragically lost a family member from roof crush injuries, how do you replace that income that you and your family financially relied upon?