After you have been injured in a Texas truck crash, it may not seem worth it to go through the emotional strain of a lawsuit. However, a recent case shows victims just what they could gain by pursuing a semi accident case.
Wanda Lindsay and her husband, John, both retired, were driving down I-30 near Texarkana in May 2010 when a Celadon tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle as they were stopped in a construction zone. Mrs. Lindsay’s husband was killed in the crash.
Although the truck driver was also killed in the crash, evidence showed that he had been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that interrupts breathing while a person is asleep, causing them to wake up frequently throughout the night. Mrs. Lindsay filed a case against the trucking company, saying that their driver had refused treatment for his condition and was allowed to continue driving.
As a result of her case, Mrs. Lindsay was able to obtain:
- Compensation. Mrs. Lindsay was awarded a $3 million settlement for her loss and suffering.
- Awareness. A condition of the settlement provided that Celadon would educate its drivers about the risks of sleep apnea.
- Justice. After the case gained publicity, Mrs. Lindsay started a foundation in honor of her husband to educate the public about the dangers of sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
While our Celadon Trucking accident attorneys cannot replace a lost family member, we are able to get you peace of mind and payment for your medical costs—all while making sure the tragedy does not happen to someone else. At VB Attorneys, we would be proud to advise you on your legal options, FREE of charge, in a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced Texas injury attorneys.
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