$1.5 Million for Truck Accident / Failure to Turn on Parking Lights

The firm represented a truck driver who sustained serious injuries when he struck another larger truck which was illegally parked on the shoulder of a highway. The illegally parked trucker failed to turn on his parking lights; nor did he use flares or warning triangle signs on the road to warn of his presence on the shoulder. Our client drifted off the road and rear ended the illegally parked 18 wheeler, causing our client catastrophic injuries. The firm recreated the poor lighting conditions in a video shot on the roadway in the early morning. He used models, and illustrated how the placement of flares, warning triangles and use of parking lights (as mandated by Federal motor carrier safety standards), would have made our client aware of the parked trucks presence, and would have allowed our client to avoid running into the rear of the parked truck. The firm settled this case after mediation for $1,500,000.