Tractor-Trailer / Nighttime Under-ride Case / Wrongful Death
September 3, 2017 - Confidential
Plaintiffs v. National Gypsum, CPC Logistics, Inc., CPC Building and Manufacturing Products, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. On January 24, 2006 just after dark, a CPC truck driver was backing a tractor-trailer across a two lane country road in South Georgia. The truck driver failed to accurately observe an oncoming vehicle driven by Plaintiff who struck the trailer broadside. Defendants denied all fault for the wreck and blamed the decedent arguing that she could have, and should have, seen the trailer across her lane. Our firm showed through expert testimony and scientific studies that the trailer could not have been seen in time for the wreck to be avoided. The case was settled for a confidential amount shortly before trial.