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Commercial Trucking Company Pays in Fatal Crash

Commercial Trucking Company Pays in Fatal Crash

Commercial Trucking Company Pays in Fatal Crash

The Ammons Law Firm successfully negotiated the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the parents and children of a 39-year-old Texas man killed when an 18-wheeler forced his vehicle off the road.

The man was a passenger in a pickup traveling southbound on a Texas highway when the northbound 18-wheeler crossed the center stripe and barreled toward the pickup. When the pickup’s driver quickly steered to avoid a head-on collision with the big rig, it skidded off the road and rolled over.

In the lawsuit, inattention, recklessness and failure to maintain a single lane on the part of the commercial truck driver were alleged to have caused the fatal crash. Ammons also alleged that the trucking company, in addition to being responsible for its driver’s conduct, was also negligent in hiring and training its drivers as well as in monitoring their driving habits.

According to Ammons, the truck driver involved in this fatal crash claimed he was experiencing a phenomenon referred to as “highway hypnosis” for several miles prior to and at the time of the crash, and that he admitted to the investigating trooper that he had crossed the center line. “Inexcusably,” says Ammons, “this driver was hired by the trucking company less than three months after being fired by another outfit for falling asleep at the wheel, crossing the center line and causing a wreck.”

The Ammons Law Firm is located in Houston, Texas and practices personal injury law, including cases involving tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, seatback defects, air bag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.