Practice Area Category: 18-Wheeler Accident


The driver of a flatbed tow truck was transporting a vehicle from Wisconsin to Texas when the right
front tire inexplicably detached from its rim. This caused the truck to veer off the highway and into a
ditch striking a concrete culvert. The truck continued into a tree line striking many trees and came to
rest on its side. The driver was airlifted from the scene to a hospital in northeast Texas. He died 3 days
later because of the severity of his injuries, leaving behind two boys. A lawsuit was filed against two
defendants, the trucking company the driver worked for and a company that had recently serviced the
truck. After a lengthy process of discovery and depositions the case settled out of court for $6,750,000. Continue reading