W.C vs. G.S. D.
Posted on April 15th, 2011 by Zane Cagle
$400,000 TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
A settlement was reached in the amount of $400,000 during mediation for injuries sustained when a man who was a passenger in a tractor trailer was thrown from the tractor trailer in an accident. Plaintiff was a passenger in a delivery truck that veered from the interstate and crashed. Plaintiff alleged that the tractor trailer’s lack of tire tread caused the driver to lose control and crash and that the trucking company was aware that the tire did not meet tread requirements prior to the crash and failed to remedy the problem. Thus, the Plaintiff made claims for damages against the Defendant for willful violation of the Federal Regulations.
The Defendant’s insurance carrier agreed to Plaintiff’s $400,000 plus remaining medical payments in the amount of $8,779.00 and taxable court costs incurred to that date.