July 27, 2010 Houston, Tx.: The family of a young woman killed due to the negligence of a truck driver will receive the largest amount ever awarded for a wrongful death case in Waco, Texas.
Board certified personal injury attorney Rob Ammons represented the family, who filed a wrongful death suit against the trucking company after an 18-wheeler rear-ended their daughter’s vehicle, resulting in her death.
“The case involved a… company, an 18 wheeler company that had failed to monitor, or supervise it’s drivers,” says Ammons. “They had information about an 18 wheeler driver to indicate that he was violating certain safety rules. And those violations were known by the company. They actually sent him some correspondence about some of them but they did nothing to prevent him from driving, or to prevent others from being exposed to the hazard he presented.”
Rob Ammons says he believes this case will send a message to other trucking company owners. “Particularly with 18 wheelers that are driving in interstate commerce you always have to be concerned about driver fatigue. And that doesn’t just mean falling asleep at the wheel. Fatigue can cause one to fail to have proper reaction time. In this case that was certainly an issue. There were vehicles stopped in front of this 18-wheeler, which anyone had they been paying attention could have seen. Apparently he did not see those vehicles, did not apply the brakes, did not take proper precautions and as a result killed a young lady.”
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 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.