Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2008
The three daughters of truck accident victim Ronald Lee Nichols have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Foston Trucking of Oakland, Calif. In their lawsuit, they are claiming that the trucking company's negligence caused their father's death.
In the lawsuit filed by California personal injury law firm Bisnar Chase on behalf of the daughters, wrongful death and survival damages in an unspecified amount are sought. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, in Alameda County, Case number RG08364151.
In the early morning hours of February 18, 2006, Nichols was walking on a public sidewalk adjacent to the East Bay Municipal Utilities District in Oakland, Calif., when an 18 wheeler allegedly driven by Timothy Ray Johnson and owned by Foston Trucking jumped the curb, ran over Nichols and crashed through the wrought iron fence surrounding the municipal utility.
In their report, Oakland, Calif., police officers stated that at first they didn't think anyone was injured until they looked under the 18 wheeler and found Nichols underneath the front axle, impaled through his chest by the wrought iron fence. The alleged driver Johnson claims his truck was carjacked hours before the fatal accident. The police report also noted that Johnson admitted to spending the hours before the fatal accident snorting cocaine and drinking alcohol. Blood tests on Johnson confirmed both drugs.
"The daughters of Mr. Nichols only filed their wrongful death lawsuit after the Oakland based trucking company denied their claim for compensation because they alleged that Mr. Nichols was unemployed at the time, had a previous criminal record and that his daughters are not minors," said John Bisnar, of the Newport Beach based personal injury law firm of Bisnar Chase. "It appears that Foston Trucking is standing by their admitted coke snorting and alcohol drinking driver's story and denying that Mr. Nichols' daughters lost anything of value when their 18-wheeler killed him."
About Bisnar Chase
Bisnar Chase is a California personal injury law firm that represents people who have been very seriously injured because of an accident, a defective product or negligence. Most of their accident and defective product cases are traffic-related. They include cases against negligent drivers who have caused serious traffic accidents and against auto companies like Ford and General Motors that have manufactured defective vehicles. For more information, visit: http://www.bestattorney.com, http://www.californiainjuryblog.com and http://www.auto-defect-attorneys.com.