Confidential - Tractor-Trailer Crash / Wrongful Death
Outcome: Significant Confidential Settlement
Description: Tragic wrongful death tractor-trailer case involving the fatality of an over-the-road truck driver in a wrong-way collision very early in the morning. The at-fault driver had a medical condition that he had reported to dispatch and had previously disclosed on his medical card to the motor carrier. There was considerable evidence that the at-fault driver's condition and the medication he had taken contributed to this collision. Further, under the circumstances of this wreck, there was likely sufficient evidence to support an independent claim against the trucking company for a forced dispatch. The case resolved a number of months after a failed mediation.