Trucking Company And Its Driver For Death of Pedestrian
The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the surviving parents of a young Texas landscape worker who was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler. On a November afternoon, a tractor-trailer owned by a Texas trucking company and being operated by its employee was traveling down a Texas highway. As traffic began to slow in front of him, the tractor-trailer’s driver failed to control his speed and clipped the rear end of another vehicle. The collision caused the driver to lose control of his rig. The 18-wheeler left the travel lanes, first plowing into a parked vehicle and then fatally striking the worker who was performing roadside landscape maintenance.
In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the trucking company’s driver was inattentive and failed to control both his speed and the tractor-trailer. The driver was on the job at the time of the collision, making the trucking company legally responsible for his negligence. Ammons also claims that the trucking company failed to properly train, instruct, supervise and monitor its driver with respect to safe driving and accident prevention practices.
"There are millions of commercial drivers in this country, and thousands of people are killed each year in big truck accidents. Getting trucking companies to put only careful, properly trained drivers on the road would go a long way toward addressing this public safety issue," says Ammons.
Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.
The Ammons Law Firm’s practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.