10 Sep Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
DeKalb County Circuit Court Wrongful Death Settlement of $600,000
Anonymous Plaintiff’s wife was struck and killed by an unloaded log trailer that was on the wrong side of the road. During discovery, it was determined that the log trailer crossed the center line of the highway, in a curve, approximately 300 feet from the point where the plaintiff’s vehicle was struck. It was also discovered that the driver of the truck had been cited over 20 times previously for violations related to his operation of this commercial vehicle and had been involved in 3 other traffic accidents. It was discovered that at the time of the collision, according to the Code of Federal Regulations, the tractor trailer had two out of service violations and should not have been on the highway. The Defendant argued that the crash was the Plaintiff’s fault because she could have seen that the long trailer was on the wrong side of the road and she failed to make an evasive maneuver.