On July 30, 2020, our client was driving southbound on the intersection of Fearing Boulevard and Hill Avenue in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. At the same time, another driver operating a semi-tractor trailer owned by K&B Transportation, Inc. was attempting to make a right turn onto Hill Avenue.
When the truck operator was unable to complete the right turn, she reversed the semi into the front of our client’s car. The force of the impact sent our client’s vehicle off the road.
At the scene of the crash, the defendant was cited for improper backing. Following the truck accident, our client was taken to Toledo Hospital for evaluation and treatment of his injuries. Our legal team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is fighting for compensation from both the negligent driver and the trucking company on behalf of our client.
Establishing Both Parties’ Negligence
The negligent trucker who struck our client’s vehicle had a duty to operate her commercial vehicle with care and caution. She failed to do so when she improperly backed the semi-tractor trailer. Her actions directly caused our client severe harm.
The second defendant, K&B Transportation, Inc., is the negligent driver’s employer and registered owner of the semi-tractor trailer. Consequently, the company is responsible for its employee’s actions.
Additionally, K&B Transportation, Inc. has a responsibility to investigate the fitness of each of their drivers, conduct proper training, enforce regulations, and supervise the actions of their employees before allowing them to operate its commercial vehicles. Therefore, the company is liable for negligently entrusting its commercial motor vehicle to the driver.
Assessing Our Client’s Injuries and Damages
As a result of this negligence from the defendants, our client sustained serious injuries, including injuries to his head, neck, and back. Additionally, he has had to undergo medical care and has incurred medical care costs in doing so. Because of the accident, he has incurred great pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Our client’s wife, the second plaintiff, has been deprived of the love, affection, services, consortium, and society of our client because of this unfortunate truck accident. Her quality of life and ability to carry on with normal activities has been impaired due to her husband’s injuries.
If the negligent parties had shown an appropriate level of care, our client’s injuries and damages could have been avoided. As such, we are pursuing compensation for all our client’s current and future damages.
Contact Our Firm to Speak with an Experienced Lawyer
All drivers operating commercial vehicles have a duty to take caution for others. If you have suffered injuries in an auto collision involving a tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation.
A skilled attorney at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can review your case and help guide you through the legal process. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options.