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Trucking Company Agrees to $14 Million Settlement for the Wrongful Deaths of Five Nursing Students

Just last year, five innocent nursing students were killed in a horrific Georgia trucking accident.  The five women were at a standstill when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of the young women’s vehicles.  The tractor trailer was traveling at 68 miles per hour.  The young women did not have a chance.  After one year of pain and suffering, the families of these victims have reached a settlement agreement with the trucking company that employed the truck driver.

The trucking company admitted that it should never have hired the truck driver in the first place, who was terminated from his last job for falling asleep at the wheel.  Over the course of the lawsuit the families filed against the trucking company for the wrongful death of these five young women, the truck driver admitted he was at fault for the accident, but claimed he was not asleep at the time the accident occurred.

The truck accident lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have faced tragic accidents like this one.  This is a situation where it is clear that the truck driver and the trucking company were both at fault for causing the untimely death of these young women.  Our law firm has extensive experience helping families fight on behalf of their deceased loved ones, seeking justice even after they have passed.  We truly understand what it takes to represent a deceased individual’s rights and interests to the fullest extent possible.

Falling Asleep at the Wheel – A Common Cause of Trucking Accidents

While it is unclear whether or not the truck driver was asleep at the wheel when he slammed into the back of the young women’s vehicles, the fact remains that he had a history of falling asleep at the wheel, and even lost his last job for doing so.  This tragic accident demonstrates that trucking companies can also be to blame for some accidents that occur.  For example, had the trucking company not hired this truck driver (after knowing he had previously fallen asleep at the wheel), this accident may never have happened.

Perhaps this Georgia trucking accident will send the message to trucking companies that they must screen each employee thoroughly, and cannot ignore evidence that a driver has previously fallen asleep at the wheel.  Any driver with a history of falling asleep while operating an extremely dangerous tractor-trailer may become a threat to others while on the roadways, as was the case when these young nursing students lost their lives.

Contact the Miami Trucking Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident, you should consider speaking with a qualified South Florida Trucking Accident Attorney as soon as possible.  Nobody deserves to suffer like these young nursing students and their families suffered.  However, there are time limitations that may apply to your potential legal claim, so it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to act quickly.  With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, the South Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have devoted a significant portion of their law practice to helping those in need of guidance and legal representation.  Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald.  If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our highly skilled attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation.  You may also contact us online by visiting our website.

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http://wncn.com/2016/04/20/trucking-firm-to-pay-at-least-14-million-in-crash-that-killed-5-nursing-students/

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