Load Shift Accident: $3.5 Million Verdict


Our client, a truck driver suffered catastrophic orthopedic injuries when 44-thousand pounds of flour was improperly loaded and poorly secured inside the trailer of his semi truck. While navigating a windy pass outside Redding in 2009, he lost control and had to ditch his truck by jumping out of the cab before it careened off a cliff. The preventable accident cost our client his business and trucking career. He sued the shipping company for allowing an unsupervised, inexperienced employee to negligently load the flour. A jury delivered a $3.5 million verdict against the shipping company.