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Jaime Jackson was part of a litigation team that recently settled a case involving a runaway tractor trailer.
A tractor trailer driver had just driven by a rest stop. He pulled his tractor trailer into the breakdown lane on the interstate to use the truck’s bathroom facility in the rear cab. The tractor trailer unit was stopped on an incline. The truck driver did not set the truck’s emergency brake. The tractor trailer began to roll backwards uncontrolled, blocking the right travel lane on the interstate.
At the same time, our client was driving his vehicle at the speed limit in the right-hand lane with another passenger car next to their vehicle in the left lane and could not avoid colliding with the truck.
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