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Kentucky Woman Awarded Over $800,000 in Tractor-Trailer Crash

A Kentucky woman was awarded more than $800,000 by a Vanderburgh Superior Court jury for injuries she suffered in a 2008 vehicle accident with a Fat Boys Trucking semi.  The tractor-trailer driver was cited for disregarding a traffic signal after he ran a red light at U.S. 41 and Indiana 57 in Evansville, KY and struck the woman’s van.

The woman has been unable to work since suffering knee and shoulder injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident, according to her lawyer.  The lawsuit was filed seeking compensatory damages against the trucking company.

The woman was traveling westbound on Indiana 57 attempting to turn south onto U.S. 41. when her Dodge Caravan was struck by the semi as it came through the traffic light.  The woman’s van then went to the left, overturning on its side. The truck was hauling over 100 cattle from Kentucky to Kansas.  Nearly a quarter of the cattle died in the tractor-trailer accident.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley Law at 855-866-5529 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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