Lawsuit Filed Over Deaths From Tractor-Trailer Accident On Highway 84
28 February 2013No Comments
The parents of two deceased Texas women have filed a lawsuit over the tragic trucking accident that took place on Highway 84 in July 2012. Laura Deemer, individually and as a statutory beneficiary of Carly Mary Rose Deemer, and Prentice Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson, each individually and as a statutory beneficiary of Georgia Anne Wilson, filed suit against John R. Cline and Dransco Inc. on February 20, in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. If you have suffered injuries in a trucking accident in Texas, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, contact our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of truck accident victims throughout the state, and can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your losses.
18-Wheeler Accident Caused By Truck’s Failure To Yield
The deadly tractor trailer accident took place at around 7:30 a.m. on July 26, 2012, as Carly Mary Rose Deemer was traveling west in the outside lane of U.S. Highway 84, where it intersects with U.S. Interstate 49, with Georgia Ann Wilson as her passenger. At the same time, John R. Cline was driving his tractor trailer rig south on the southbound I-49 exit ramp, when he ignored the stop signs showing in his direction, failed to yield to the right of way of Deemer’s vehicle, and caused the collision. Both Deemer and Wilson suffered fatal injuries in the wreck.
In the lawsuit, Cline is accused of negligence, of failing to obey traffic controls, failing to maintain a proper lookout, failing to yield the right of way to Deemer’s vehicle, failing to timely apply brake, entering the intersection when it was unsafe, and for failing to maintain proper control of his tractor trailer. The surviving parents of the truck accident victims are asking for an award of damages for pecuniary losses; loss of companionship and society; loss of care, support, maintenance, counsel and services; and damages for Wilson’s emotional pain, mental anguish, torment, suffering, and funeral and burial expenses.
Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help You File A Claim
Due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers (which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds), compared to passenger cars (which typically weigh about 3,000 to 4,000 pounds), occupants in passenger cars and trucks are far more likely to suffer catastrophic and even fatal injuries when involved in an accident with a commercial truck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our reputable personal injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the allegedly negligent truck driver, trucking company, or manufacturing company, in order to seek fair and timely compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.