Truck Driver Who Worked Four Straight Night Shifts Successfully Sues Employer After Getting Injured.

One thing everyone knows about the truck driving profession is the long nights the employees must endure. Drivers have hard deadlines and need to move products long distances, which often involves driving through the night. Trucks are dangerous enough, but adding tired drivers tips the equation in favor of an accident. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert truck accident attorney at 617-787-3700 or at info@gilhoy.com.

On October 30, 2008, Harrold Kerle, a Central Queensland Miner, was on his way home from his fourth consecutive 12-hour night shift when he hit the rail of a bridge and was seriously injured. Kerle is employed by Norwich Park Mine as a dump truck driver. Kerle then commenced a lawsuit against his employer, claiming they owed him a duty of care and breached that duty when they scheduled him for four straight 12-hour shifts.

Kerle’s employer denied liability, arguing that he should have been more conscientious and taken more breaks during the course of his drive. The Court disagreed, however, and Mr. Kerle was awarded $1.25 million in damages.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence of an employer, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Recent Slew Of Truck Accident Lawsuits Result In Almost $50 Million In Settlements.

For obvious reasons, such as their sheer size and potential force of impact, accidents involving trucks can result in serious injuries and even death. Those that do survive may be subject to chronic pain that follows them for the rest of their lives. To avoid the arduous process of litigation, however, many truck accident suits result in settlements, some of them enormous. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert truck accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

Three recent cases that together amounted to almost $50 million in settlements illustrate the extent of some truck accident injuries. After 24 year old Caelen Peshek, of Cook County, Illinois, was hit by a truck and dragged for 60 feet, she secured a record settlement of $35 million with the truck company. Peshek was left permanently disabled. Peshek was represented by Clifford Law Offices of Chicago, Illinois.

Connecticut man Schley Hunter also received a large settlement after being hit by a truck when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Hunter was left paralyzed from the waist down and receiver $6 million in a settlement with the truck company. Hunter was represented by Adelman, Hirsch and Connors of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lastly, in Pennsylvania, a truck driver lost control of his truck and killed Andrew Stevens, a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant. Stevens’ wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit and was awarded $8 million in a settlement. Stevens was represented by Munley Law of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

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City of Torrance, California Forced Into Huge Payout After Municipal Worker Severely Injures Woman In Truck Accident.

Because of the large number of municipal employees around the country, cities face large amounts of potential liability due to the actions of their workers. From police officers to garbage men, city employees can cause all kinds of serious injuries to citizens if they are negligent. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

The City of Torrance, California reached a $10 million settlement recently after a 2015 truck accident involving a city trash truck struck a woman and left her permanently disabled. Corazon Espano, 67, will require medical treatment for the rest of her life, according to reports. The city has indicated that the truck driver responsible for the accident is a long-time employee with no history of prior accidents. Nonetheless, this settlement represents the largest in the city’s history, although none of it was taken from Torrance taxpayers, according to Torrance authorities. Espano was represented by attorney Thomas Dempsey of Thomas Dempsey Law Offices in Beverly Hills, California.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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