Jaime Jackson recently settled a case involving a tractor trailer crash which resulted in the death of our client. The tractor trailer, which was traveling too fast for conditions, and overtaking vehicles in the right-hand lane, hit our client’s vehicle when it hit black ice and spun out into the roadway.
In this case, a tractor-trailer driver with a history of sleep apnea fell asleep behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer unit. Consequently, the tractor-trailer slammed into a line of vehicles stopped in traffic. As a result of our investigation, we learned that the trucking company did not have a safety policy in place to screen its drivers for sleep apnea.