Interstate 40, Oklahoma
Rear-End Crash | Traumatic Brain Injury
An 18-wheeler driving in heavy fog collided with the rear of a passenger car on Interstate Highway 40. The semi came to rest on the left shoulder, with its trailer partly in the left lane of travel. Another commercial truck then collided with the trailer of the first, pulling the trailer to the right across both lanes. Our client, who was following, began slowing in the left lane when a third tractor-trailer struck him from the rear, driving his car into the trailer stretched across the Interstate.
Several other vehicles followed, each colliding with those vehicles in the roadway. The client’s lower body was crushed, requiring extensive reconstructive surgery resulting in permanent impairment. The collision also caused a traumatic brain injury that prevented our client from returning to work as a computer network engineer.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require “Extreme Caution” when operating a commercial vehicle in hazardous weather conditions or when visibility is impaired. Truck crash attorney Joe Ervin settled the case against the responsible parties for $3,650,000.00.