Truck Accident: 6.99 Million Settlement: In a truck injury case that resolved recently, a 46-year old man who was run over by a tractor three years ago at a shipping yard shall receive a $6.99 million settlement as compensation for his personal injuries.
According to the Settlement, a truck driver, was walking across the defendant’s shipping Yard to check on his cargo when a fellow truck driver began to execute a three-point turn. failing to notice the plaintiff. Defendant’s tractor then ran over plaintiff’s body below the waist, resulting in fractures, crushing plaintiff’s pelvis, legs and feet.
According to Plaintiff’s attorney, plaintiff sustained permanent personal injuries from the incident that include pain and suffering in the back and legs and erectile dysfunction.
The lawsuit alleged that the defendant, shipping yard, failed to take proper safety measures at the shipyard and allowed it to become overcrowded with too many truck and containers, impairing the safe flow of traffic. The suit also alleged that actions in failing to see the plaintiff and avoid hitting him were negligent.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.