Case Results / Trucking Accidents

We have earned a reputation in successfully helping clients obtain sizable settlements and verdicts in the following personal injury practice areas.

Confidential Settlement: Semi-tractor Trailer Making Illegal U-Turn

A client, who was a front seat passenger, sustained severe injuries to her legs and arms when the vehicle violently crashed into a semi-tractor trailer that was making an illegal U-turn on the interstate. The client underwent multiple surgeries that resulted in permanent injuries requiring her to retire early from her job as a school teacher.

$1,000,000 Settlement, Semi-truck Illegally Stopped in Interstate

Nash & Franciskato obtained a $1,000,000 settlement for a client who was traveling on the interstate when he suddenly came upon a semi-truck that was illegally stopped in the middle of the interstate. The client slammed on his brakes, but was unable to avoid crashing into the rear of the parked semi. The client sustained broken bones in his legs and feet requiring several surgeries.

$575,000 Settlement: Semi-truck Driver Fails to Slow Down

A car stopped by slowing traffic due to spilled lumber on the highway was struck by a tired semi-truck driver who failed to see that traffic was slowing. Our client, a college student who was a passenger in the car, had part of his ear severed in the collision. The accident was recorded on videotape by a highway patrol car that had stopped to remove the debris. We obtained settlements totaling $575,000 from the two truck companies.

$560,000 Settlement: Semi-Driver Knocked a Dump Truck Off the Interstate

Our client was a front seat passenger in a dump truck that was struck from behind by a semi on Interstate 29 in Clay County, Missouri. The force of the impact knocked the dump truck off the highway, causing it to roll several times, ejecting the client and the driver. The client suffered a head injury, requiring brain surgery at KU Medical Center.

The trucking company settled the case for $560,000.

$1,100,000 Total Settlement Value: Truck Driver Falsified Log Books

Our client was severely injured when his truck was struck from behind by a semi-tractor trailer, causing him to be knocked over a bridge, falling 40 feet to an underpass below. The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm were able to prove that the truck driver had violated Federal regulations, driving 7 hours in excess of the daily limit and falsified his mileage log books.

Total settlement amount with all parties was in excess of $1,100,000 including a payment of $952,000 plus payment of a $154,000 workers’ compensation lien.

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Confidential Settlement: Truck Drivers Are Racing Down the Highway

Our client, who was a back seat passenger in an automobile driven by a friend, was rendered quadriplegic in an accident with a truck. At first, it appeared that the driver of the automobile was entirely at fault. However, after extensive investigation, the attorneys at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm were able to prove that the truck driver had been “racing” down the highway with another trucker, and that the trucker’s speed, when passing the automobile, created wind turbulence that caused the automobile driver to lose control.

The trucking company settled the case for a confidential amount.

$2 Million Settlement: Trucker Runs Over Mother on Bicycle

Our client was on a bicycle ride with her 11 and 3 year old daughters. She was pulling the 3 year old in a bicycle trailer. Our client was walking her bicycle across an intersection, within the cross walk, when a truck driver failed to yield and turned right on a red light, striking our client, killing her instantly. The case settled before a lawsuit was filed for $2,000,000.

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