$800,000 Truck Accident/Premises Liability
Our client, a 53 year old truck mechanic, was working at a truck repair shop on a semi-truck trailer. While he was on a ladder fixing the top of the trailer, the owner of the truck started up the truck and took off, causing our client to fall over 13 feet to the ground. We filed a lawsuit against the truck driver and his company for their negligence in driving away with the truck while it was being worked on. We also sued the truck repair shop for failed to secure the work area where our client was working on the truck and failing to employ a proper lock out system while out client was doing the repairs. Our client suffered a fracture to his heel and ankle due to the fall off the ladder, resulting in surgery. The case settled for $800,000 about one month before the scheduled jury trial.