$2 Million Verdict
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We all fear being hit by an object flying off a loaded 18 wheeler or being trapped and crushed between two 18 wheelers on the highway. Our client’s father was tragically killed when both happened to him. He was traveling along a major highway approaching a low overhead railroad crossing when the load hauled by a truck in front of him hit the bridge and landed in his lane of travel. Our client hit the brakes but a second 18 wheeler was following too close behind and crushed our client between the truck and the displaced load. The driver of the second truck claimed he was presented with a “sudden emergency” and the insurance company fought not to pay anything. After CMZ obtained the “black box” from the truck and our client’s car, we were able to prove that not only was the second truck following too close, but that he was also speeding. And, most importantly, we were able to prove scientifically that our client would have been able to stop before hitting the load in front of him if not for the rear end collision caused by the second truck. We also obtained the driver’s log books and satellite tracking data to show the driver had routinely driven too fast and driven over his hours of service. The trucking company knew it and did nothing to stop it. But, the jury did.