The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the surviving wife, young children, and parents of a Texas man who was killed when his pickup was struck by an 18-wheeler. On a clear summer afternoon, a tractor-trailer owned by a Texas trucking company and is operated by its driver was traveling down a north Texas county road. As the rig approached the county road’s intersection with a state highway, its driver disregarded his stop sign, entered the intersection and plowed into the pickup.
In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the trucking company’s driver was inattentive, reckless and failed to yield the right of way to the pickup which already occupied the intersection. 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 negligently entrusted the 18-wheeler to a driver who, on the date of the accident, was not properly licensed and had a lengthy criminal record. The lawsuit also contains allegations regarding the trucking company’s inadequate training, instruction, supervision, and monitoring of its employees and agents with respect to safe driving and accident prevention practices.
“Sharing the road with 18-wheelers is unavoidable, but when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out that 1 out of 9 traffic fatalities resulted from collisions involving large trucks, it becomes obvious that many of these commercial drivers are acting more like bullies than skilled professionals. More attention must be given by the trucking companies toward ensuring their drivers are careful and competent,” 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.