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May 2017 Newsletter - McDonaldLawFirm.com


Trucking company negligence leads to family heartbreak.

Joan was driving home one evening around 9:30 pm on a two lane highway in rural Texas. Just after topping a small hill, Joan’s car slammed into the trailer of an eighteen wheeler which was blocking both lanes of the highway. Sadly, Joan was catastrophically injured and died a short time later in a local hospital. Shortly after Joan’s death, her family hired our firm to represent them in a wrongful death claim.

Driver and trucking company negligence were factors.

Trucking companies have legal obligations to both their employees and other drivers on the road to not recklessly endanger their well-being. Few industries are more heavily regulated than the trucking industry. Every aspect of moving a load of cargo must meet certain guidelines and rules, including the type of cargo involved, the weight of the cargo, how the cargo is loaded and how many hours at one time the driver is allowed to drive. Fortunately, Joan’s accident report was exceptionally thorough and provided the platform for helping us prove the negligence of the both the trucking company and the driver of the rig.

Our challenge for Joan’s case was preparing and presenting the damages resulting from the death of this vibrant 77 year old mother and grandmother. We spent considerable time producing a video of Joan’s life story. We interviewed friends and family in the small town where she lived so that the jury could understand the rich life she lived, the vital role she played in her community, and the void that her death caused for the people who loved and depended on her. As a result, we were able to successfully resolve her case and win substantial financial compensation for her family.

Put your trust in our experience.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. With decades of experience, we’ll provide you with compassionate counsel and effective representation when you need it most.


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