Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC and our Dothan personal
injury attorneys are known throughout Alabama and the Tri-State area for
doing everything possible for our clients, no matter the complexity of
the case or the size of the opposition. We are proud to say our talents
and dedication have paid off yet again with a recent
truck accident settlement victory secured by
Attorney Joseph Morris. The trucking company played a role in an accident that led to a 17-year
old boy becoming paraplegic, which only fueled Attorney Morris all the
more to do the right thing and never give up.
The case originates from an accident in which a teenage boy was riding
as a passenger in an automobile. The driver of the automobile stopped
at a stop sign and proceeding to pull forward to cross the intersection.
As the car moved forward, a truck barreled through the intersection, colliding
with the passenger side of the automobile with such force, he sustained
severe injuries that rendered him paraplegic.
The trucking company was adamant in its denial of any liability. It tried
to place all blame on the driver of the automobile in which the boy was
riding. Even the trooper accident report unduly forced blame on the automobile driver.
However, based upon his experience in handling complicated
personal injury cases, Attorney Morris knew there is always more to a trucking accident case
than the initial investigation. After obtaining the opportunity to inspect
the truck and trailer involved in the accident, Attorney Morris was able
to determine that the truck should have been deemed out of service for
operation on the roadway due to deficiency in its brakes. In addition,
later at depositions, it was discovered that the speedometer on the truck
was not working correctly, causing the truck driver to use his personal
smartphone to keep track of his speed, which lead him to exceed the speed
limit at the time of the accident.
After over a year of litigation and depositions, with the trucking company
denying liability all the while, a
settlement became suddenly possible before the trial was set to begin. The trucking
company agreed to settle for a substantial amount, having realized that
Attorney Morris was prepared to fight them back and forth in court.
Would you like to know more about our work at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge
& Driggers, LLC? Do you need a Dothan trucking accident attorney for
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