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Tractor Trailer/Wrongful Death

Posted on October 2, 2017 in

$45,000,000 Tractor Trailer/Wrongful Death Cash Settlement—04/08/2016. James M. DeLoach, Jr., et al. v. Total Transportation of Mississippi, et al. State and Superior Courts of Bryan County, Georgia. During the early morning hours of April 22, 2015, seven Georgia Southern University nursing students, traveling in two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned and operated by Defendant Total Transportation of Mississippi, LLC slammed into the rear of their vehicles, which were stopped in a long line of traffic on I-16 EB in Bryan County, Georgia. Five of the young women… read more

Tractor Trailer Wreck

Posted on September 8, 2017 in

Strickland v. Progressive Express Insurance, James Green and A Plus Flat Rate Logistics, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.  Wrongful death of 65-year old retiree.  Suit brought against trucking company, driver and trucking company’s insurer.  Insurer took the position that the total policy limits available were $50,000.  After suit was filed seeking a declaration that policy failed to comply with Florida insurance requirements, trucking company insurer settled case for 15 times stated policy limits and pre-suit offer.

Tractor Trailer/Personal Injury

Posted on September 8, 2017 in

Armstrong v. Load One, LLC, et al.  U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division.  On November 8, 2014 Mrs. Armstrong was stopped at the tail end of a line of traffic on GA 96 when she was suddenly and without warning rear-ended by a large tractor-trailer owned by Load One, LLC.  The investigating officers discovered that the driver of the tractor-trailer was driving under the influence of alcohol.  A thorough investigation by BWP uncovered multiple prior DUIs for the tractor-trailer driver and revealed that he should have never been hired to drive a tractor-trailer in the first place…. read more

Tractor-Trailer / Nighttime Under-ride Case / Wrongful Death

Posted on September 3, 2017 in

Plaintiffs v. National Gypsum, CPC Logistics, Inc., CPC Building and Manufacturing Products, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. On January 24, 2006 just after dark, a CPC truck driver was backing a tractor-trailer across a two lane country road in South Georgia. The truck driver failed to accurately observe an oncoming vehicle driven by Plaintiff who struck the trailer broadside. Defendants denied all fault for the wreck and blamed the decedent arguing that she could have, and should have, seen the trailer across her lane. Our firm showed through expert testimony and scientific studies… read more

Tractor-Trailer

Posted on September 3, 2017 in

Plaintiff v Anonymous Trucking Company Georgia. Plaintiff was killed when his vehicle was struck by a Tractor-Trailer whose driver was inattentive and going too fast for conditions. Our investigation showed that the truck was negligently maintained, that the driver had a bad driving history, and that the employer had not completed a pre-hiring investigation prior to allowing this driver on the road. The identities of the parties are confidential at defendants’ request

Tractor-Trailer / Personal Injury

Posted on September 3, 2017 in

Susan Hust v. Ronnie Dowdy, Inc., National Specialty Ins. Co., and Ralph Picardo, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. On October 30, 2010, Susan Hust was awakened from sleep when an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer crashed through her apartment into her bedroom and pinned her against the wall. Ms. Hust suffered a broken back and neck. The case settled on a policy limits demand and is confidential at the Defendants’ request.