SETTLEMENT : Truck crossed over center line on mountain road, killing two people
Every year, semi-truck accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities in the United States. Common reasons behind the high number of serious injuries and deaths in semi-truck accidents include the heavy weight of the vehicle and driver fatigue related to the long hours required by many trucking companies. Thanks to advancements in safety technologies and legislature limiting consecutive driver hours, the rates of large truck accidents are declining every year. Yet, there remain a significant amount of semi-truck-related accidents that The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff take on every year.
A Multi-Fatality Truck Accident
One of the worst accidents accepted by the Booth & Koskoff team settled on February 20, 1987. The case involved the deaths of two men, age 62 and 22, who were driving in separate automobiles and serious injuries to a third man, a 48-year construction worker, driving in a third vehicle. Booth & Koskoff attorneys John Levitt and Jack Skelton represented all three in a civil lawsuit against the employer of the truck driver deemed responsible for the crash.
The multi-vehicle accident occurred when the truck driver crossed over onto the wrong side of a mountain road. During the course of the investigation, the legal team at Booth & Koskoff uncovered evidence that that the truck driver was known to frequently use both amphetamines and marijuana while driving for his employer. It was additionally established that the driver’s employment application lacked the appropriate background information and that truck itself was not operating in proper condition. The truck was determined not to be sound condition and had been overloaded by 7 tons.
Out of Court Settlement
The case settled out of court with the Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff securing $1,750,000 for the plaintiffs. This amount was paid out to the injured construction worker and the families of the deceased, including the 62-year old victim’s 73-year-old widow and 3 adult daughters.
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan
“From the moment I contacted Booth & Koskoff from my hospital bed to the eventual settlement of my case, I experienced nothing but outstanding assistance and representation.”
– Claire Rexon
“We felt lucky like we were referred to Booth & Koskoff by someone we trusted. Richard’s professionalism and tenacity showed that he definitely was in our court.”
– John Mahoney
The lawyers and staff at Booth & Koskoff were efficient, thorough, helpful and always available, even on weekends. I am very pleased with my overall experience, and I would recommend Booth & Koskoff to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
– Keith Schultz
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner