SIGNIFICANT SETTLEMENT IN TRUCKING COLLISION
Langrock attorneys James Swift, Emily Joselson, and William Vasiliou obtained a significant settlement on behalf of their client following a severe collision with an 18-wheeler car hauler. The client, a bright and intelligent farm business operator, was rear-ended by the car hauler, which weighed in excess of 70,000 lbs. and was traveling in excess of 50 mph. The client was stopped at the time of collision, with her blinker activated, waiting for an opportunity to turn left off of State Route 22A. Following the initial impact, the car hauler collided with the client’s vehicle two more times, driving it through a telephone pole. The client suffered significant physical injuries as well as a minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Through a systematic approach, the above attorneys showed that the company, as well as the driver, were in direct violation of multiple Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. The matter settled for $925,000.