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 email@example.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. Mr. Kerle was represented by solicitor George Cowan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!