Woman sues for injuries sustained when an allegedly fatigued driver side-swiped her car. Back in July 2014, a lady from St. Bernard Parish was driving down I-10 when she was violently jostled. She was flung all about her car and injured when an 18-wheeler allegedly ran into the rear side panel of her car. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction and no other vehicles seem to be involved, but the violent impact has left the woman with continuing injuries, and so she filed a case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
She is suing Enterprise Logistic Services, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, and the truck driver for an amount in excess of $75,000 and legal costs. The case asserts that there was neglect on the part of the defendants, excessive speeding, and that the driver was driving while fatigued.
Can An Attorney Help My Fatigued Driving Injury Case?
The NHTSA estimates that every year around 100,000 reported crashes are directly connected to driver fatigue. Combine that with the organization’s estimate that 95,000 people are injured in crashes involving large trucks, and this woman’s experience begins to appear like an unfortunately common occurrence on our roadways. For more information about what to do after a truck accident, visit the 18-wheeler accident section of our website, and keep an eye on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.
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