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Reinstated trial ends in plaintiff verdict after Ohio trucking accident

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A case handled by our Toledo, Ohio trucking accident attorneys that had initially dismissed in Wood County Court of Common Pleas was reversed early this year, and the reinstated trial took place on September 30, 2008. The verdict? $1.25 million awarded to the plaintiff.

Sean McMahon, a client of our Toledo, Ohio trucking accident attorneys, and an over-the-road trucker, was parked late at night at the Stony Ridge truck stop in Wood County. He left his truck and observed a fight between one truck driver in the parking lot and another truck driver who was within his tractor-trailer. The truck driver behind the wheel, Raymond Blake, lunged his truck forward, and knocked the other trucker to the ground. Our client noticed that downed trucker was in the path of the trailer and managed to push him to safety. Unfortunately, at the same time, the trailer ran over Mr. McMahon’s lower right leg. The trucking accident ultimately caused his leg amputation.

The case was reinstated after it was initially dismissed, which gave our client another chance at obtaining the compensation he was entitled to, after suffering personal injury from the trucking accident.

On September 30, 2008, the jury found that Raymond Blake, the driver behind the wheel of the tractor trailer, caused the injuries that Mr. McMahon sustained. The jury also found that Mr. Blake was acting under the scope of his employment, therefore making Blake’s employer Continental Express also liable for the loss McMahon’s leg along with other injuries.

The jury awarded the trucking accident victim Sean McMahon $1.25 million, to be paid by Continental Express. A judgment against Mr. Blake, requiring him to pay Mr. McMahon $2,790,162 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages, was obtained at a previous hearing. This amount has gone unpaid.

If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury from a trucking accident, you need information. Order your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book to learn your rights. If you suffered personal injury while working as a truck driver, you can also order a FREE copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book. Contact our office today for a free consultation and case evaluation.