Case Results: Nation v. Roe Trucking Co.
Employer of Novice Big Rig Driver Settles with Client for $887,500
Vance Nation, a 29-year-old driver of a box van was broad sided by the
defendant's jack knifed tractor-trailer. The defendant claimed that
its driver had appropriately responded to a third vehicle which had changed
lanes in front of the truck.
Biren Law Group established through accident reconstruction that the accident
did not happen as the big rig driver claimed, but rather that the driver
had made an unsafe lane change. Extensive discovery regarding the operational
practices of defendant trucking company established that the driver was
inappropriately trained and overworked, contributing to the cause of the accident.
Mr. Nation sustained a segmental fracture of the femur (thigh bone), requiring
open reduction, as well as knee instability and laxity. The case settled