A truck driver for Washington Transportation was coming off of a crystal methamphetamine high when he started falling asleep at the wheel and crashed into a man checking his brakes on the side of the road.
The incredible damage that can be caused by an out of control tractor-trailer is truly shocking. Such vehicles can weigh over 80,000 lbs. At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, an attorney can assist with making a claim for compensation for all damages suffered in such an accident. It is crucial that you contact an attorney as quickly after the accident as is possible. A review of all the police reports and a careful documentation of the accident as well as all expenses involved must be done immediately when seeking the maximum compensation for damages.
The man was killed and his four adult children fought for compensation against the truck driver and the company that hired him. Washington Transportation was operating without insurance, without operating authority and without drug testing their drivers. The jury awarded $5.2M to the four adults for the company's negligence and the driver at fault.
Each truck accident or tractor-trailer accident has its own unique circumstances. A thorough review of the circumstances around the accident and all the details should be done immediately. A personal injury lawyer at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, needs to assist you with your claim for the maximum compensation for any losses that you have suffered. Call the office on an urgent basis if you or a family member has suffered such an accident. The attorney can advise you of what can be done in your case, and will aggressively deal with any claim for compensation. This can bring you great peace of mind, when you know that a powerful, dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney is on the case.