Vehicles - Tractor Trailers

Passenger dies when vehicle collides with tractor-trailer parked alongside freeway. $11M. Los Angeles County.

Driver parks truck illegally alongside road to relieve himself and is struck by another truck.

  • Case Name: Karen Garcia and the Estate of Jose Antonio Garcia v. Tri-Modal Distribution Services Inc. and Jorge Garcia
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Slow-moving vehicle on freeway hit. $1.08M. San Bernardino County.

Pickup towing a Ford Expedition is struck from behind by a larger truck. No injuries were apparent at the scene.

  • Case Name: Francisco Perez v. Con-Mold, Inc. and Mihael Ilies
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 04, 2018

Collision between auto and semi-truck. Defense. Orange County.

Both drivers were making right-hand turns when they collided.

  • Case Name: Melissa Hays v. Alma Renteria, Robertson's Transport
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 29, 2018

Highway collision with big rig. $750K verdict, followed by settlement. Monterey County.

Truck driver suddenly stops big rig in traffic lane on highway, is rammed by plaintiff's vehicle.

  • Case Name: Sabino Trejo v. Northwest Freightways, Ltd.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 21, 2016

Jury verdict of $3.5 million for parents of 18-year-old bicyclist killed by tractor-trailer. Los Angeles County.

Tractor-trailer hits 18-year-old on bicycle, killing her.

  • Case Name: Juan Medina and Ramona Medina v. Pile Trucking, Inc., Earl Pile Trucking, and Alvin Flynn
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 01, 2012

Tractor-trailer strikes bicyclists, killing one and injuring the other. $182,000 verdict for injured cyclist. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff and her boyfriend were bicycle riding and struck by a tractor trailer. Plaintiff's boyfriend died. She suffered injuries and was awarded $182,000.  Separate settlement for wrongful death.  Los Angeles County.

  • Case Name: Montana Jones v. Robert Duane Zambrano and Ruan Transport Corporation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 06, 2012

$36 million for Indian couple hit by big rig. Severe spinal injury. Riverside County.

Plaintiffs were visiting relatives in the U.S. when their passenger vehicle was struck on freeway by a tractor-trailer truck. Plaintiff wife suffered severe spinal injuries and requires constant care. Defendant trucking company denied liability and offered a $250,000 settlement pre-trial. Jury found trucking company 100% liable.

  • Case Name: Jaishree Sheth v. Schneider National Carriers, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 29, 2012