Plaintiff Injured In Trucking Accident Files Lawsuit Against Truck Driver Who Caused Collision By Making Illegal U-Turn
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC recently filed a lawsuit against a tractor trailer company and its driver when the driver caused a severe accident when committing an illegal U-turn. According to the Complaint, the defendant truck driver was traveling south on U.S. Route 2 near the Market Street bridge in the right hand lane. The plaintiff was a passenger in a car also traveling south on Route 2 but in the left hand lane and behind the tractor trailer. As both vehicles approached the intersection, the plaintiff alleges that the tractor trailer recklessly and illegally made an improper method and position of turn by making a left hand turn from the right lane in order to make a U-turn to go north on Route 2. The driver of the car in which the plaintiff was traveling was unable to stop in time causing the car to crash into the middle of the trailer causing thereby crushing the car underneath trailer.
As a result of the collision, the plaintiff alleges she suffered severe and permanent physical, emotional, and psychological injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, concussion, facial injuries, crushed teeth, a ruptured eardrum and permanent hearing loss, back and neck injuries, and severe lacerations to her extremities which required the use of a wound vacuum.
The case is currently pending in the Circuit Court of Brooke County, West Virginia. The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical bills, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of capacity to enjoy life and engage in normal activities.
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is a personal injury plaintiff's litigation firm headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. Our trial attorneys have successfully represented individuals injured claims in trucking accidents, tractor trailer accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents. Our attorneys have secured over $800 Million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including 150 cases in excess of $1 Million.