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Fresno Family Awarded $10 Million in Trucking Accident Lawsuit

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A family in Fresno was awarded a $10 million settlement after a truck collision resulted in the death of their 14-year-old son.

About the Trucking Accident

• The accident occurred June 16, 2011 along a Fresno highway around 11 p.m.
• The family, traveling in a minivan, slowed in response to traffic congestion ahead of them.
• Upon slowing down, their vehicle was struck by a company box truck.
• While the driver and two passengers suffered soft tissue damage, the plaintiffs’ son suffered a severe head injury.
• The 14-year-old boy was rushed to Fresno Community Medical Center for treatment, but died of an intracranial hemorrhage within a week.

The Trucking Accident Trial and Settlement

• The plaintiffs sued the truck driver and his employers alleging the driver was negligent in the operation of the vehicle.
• They cited damages of negligent infliction of emotional distress and general wrongful death damages.
• While the driver originally gave statements to the police at the site of the accident, during the trial he claimed to suffer from amnesia and pleaded the fifth.
• The parties negotiated a mediated settlement for $10,000,000.

Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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