Florida Trucking Company Pays Man Injured in Orange County, Texas Crash

The Ammons Law Firm successfully negotiated the settlement of a personal injury lawsuit brought by a 35-year-old Texas man injured in an 18-wheeler collision.

In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claimed the trucking company’s driver was negligent and reckless in driving his tractor-trailer that was experiencing engine trouble at a dangerously slow speed, thus impeding the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. The driver, who testified that the 18-wheeler would go no faster than 30 mph, chose to proceed at a crawl on the main lanes of the highway at night rather than take advantage of numerous opportunities to exit the highway or pull the malfunctioning rig onto the shoulder. According to Ammons, the rig’s emergency flashers had not been activated. Ammons’ client, also traveling on the dark highway, was unable to see the slow-moving rig until it was too late to avoid a collision. The Texas man fractured a rib and sustained injuries to his left eye and left knee in the crash.

The rig’s driver was on the job at the time of the crash, making the trucking company for which he worked legally responsible for his negligence. Ammons also claimed that the trucking company had not properly inspected or maintained the vehicle and that it was negligent in the management of both its fleet and its driver.

The Ammons Law Firm practices personal injury law nationwide, including cases involving tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, seatback defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers, and workplace negligence.