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Commercial Trucking Company Compensates Crash Victims

Commercial Trucking Company Compensates Crash Victims

Commercial Trucking Company Compensates Crash Victims

The Ammons Law Firm successfully negotiated a settlement in excess of a half million dollars in a case involving a tractor trailer crash that injured a Starr County, Texas mother and daughter.

The crash occurred when the tractor trailer’s driver ignored a red light and collided with a sedan occupied by the mother and daughter, causing injuries to both.

In the lawsuit filed by Mr. Ammons, it was alleged that the tractor trailer driver was negligent in disregarding the red light and failing to yield the right of way to the sedan. Because the rig’s driver was on the job at the time of the collision, the commercial trucking company for whom he worked is legally responsible for his negligence.

Mr. Ammons also alleged that the company was negligent in hiring, retaining and supervising the driver employee. A company policy in effect at the time stated that three moving violations within a 3-year period would disqualify a driver. The driver involved in this crash, however, had 4 violations within that time period and was still allowed to drive for the company and was doing so on the date of the accident.

“Safety policies that go unheeded are useless. If trucking companies were committed to putting only careful, properly trained drivers behind the wheels of these big rigs, our highways would be much safer and a lot of unnecessary injuries would be avoided,” said Ammons.

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.