Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Houston truck accident attorney Keith Purdue of Grossman Law Offices filed a wrongful death lawsuit on September 11, 2011 in Harris County's 101st District Court (Cause No: 2011 57460) following a fatal truck accident that occurred last July. The incident unfolded as 59-year-old James Little was parked legally on the shoulder of Highway 290 to exchanged information with another motorist with whom he was involved in a minor accident only minutes before. Then, as stated in the lawsuit, "Suddenly and without warning, an 18-wheeler driven by William Edwards drove onto the shoulder and rear ended Mr. Little’s vehicle. As a result of the impact caused by the 18-wheeler, Mr. Little was ejected from his vehicle and sustained life ending injuries." His body came to a rest some 50 yards from the point of impact.
The lawsuit in question alleges the negligent actions of the truck driver and his employers were the proximate cause of the fatality, as stated, "...[defendant] breached this duty in one or more respects including, but not limited to: failing to maintain a proper lookout, failing to keep his vehicle under control, failing to control the speed of his vehicle, failing to take proper evasive action, failing to apply his brakes in a manner sufficient to avoid the accident, and/or failing to maintain a single lane of travel." The lawsuit elaborates, "Defendant Carrizales Transportation is vicariously liable for the damages proximately caused to James Little and the Plaintiff by virtue of the negligent conduct of its driver/employee/agent..."
Attorney for the plaintiffs, Houston truck accident lawyer Keith Purdue stated, "This incident is entirely indicative of the type of dangers that negligent truck drivers expose motorists to every day. While most truck drivers are professionals who operate their vehicles in a safe manner, truck drivers such as this really have no business on the road."
Firm founder, Michael Grossman added, "Our firm is relied upon by truck accident victims, their families, and numerous other attorneys who refer fatal 18-wheeler accident cases to us, to serve as tireless advocates for those who are wronged by negligent and careless acts. We take that duty very seriously and we intend to prosecute this defendant to the full extent of the law. Rest assured, we will."
About Grossman Law Offices:
For the past 20 years, the Houston truck accident attorneys of Grossman Law Offices have litigated serious injury and fatal truck accident cases from our principle office in Dallas, TX and various satellite offices throughout the state. Our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases which have resulted in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients.