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Arnold & Itkin LLP Truck Accident Blog2011DecemberTruck Driver Accused of Negligence in Forklift Accident

Truck Driver Accused of Negligence in Forklift Accident

After an accident involving a forklift and an 18 wheeler truck, a truck driver's employer is being sued for negligent entrustment. The accident occurred when an allegedly negligent truck driver failed to set his air brakes, allowing a truck to roll forward and resulting in a large chunk of pavement to be dropped by a forklift.

The woman operating the forklift stated that the truck driver failed to take proper precautions before leaving the vehicle unattended, including failing to set air brakes, use wheel chokes, or any other type of braking method. Additionally, the driver failed to remove the key from the ignition, set the parking brake, failing to control the vehicle, and failing to act or respond in a reasonable manner. The forklift operator has suffered physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, mental anguish, and all expenses for medical treatment.

If you are interested in seeking compensation for a truck accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, a truck accident lawyer can help you. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, the legal team understands the difficulties in sustaining an injury due to an irresponsible individual. We can help you fight to recover financial compensation if your injuries have been the direct result of another person or company.


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