$2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT – NO REFLECTIVE MARKINGS ON BIG RIG TRUCK AT DANGEROUS INTERSECTION
We represented the families of two workers who were killed on their way to work at night at the Defense Depot in Tracy, California, when their Honda Civic went under a big rig trailer making a left turn across Eleventh Street from Lammers Road at a dark intersection in Tracy. The semi-trailer did not have retro-reflective markings and had inadequate lighting. The truck driver had to wait for traffic to clear and had stopped with his trailer blocking the street. The truck driver had limited insurance coverage and we proved the shipping company and other parties shared responsibility for the accident. This was a tragic underride accident that can occur at night when semi-trucks do not have appropriate lighting, reflective markings and underride accident prevention. We also sued the City of Tracy and San Joaquin County for creating a dangerous condition at the intersection.