Monroe County Truck Accident Victim Entitled to Driver Logs

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A 2008 ruling by Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted a Monroe County PA truck accident victim the right to obtain driver logs from the defendant driver for 30 days prior to the truck accident.  A tractor-trailer collided with a van which forced the motor vehicle into another tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of I-80.

The Poconos truck accident lawyer filed a motion requesting the court to order the driver logs to be turned over.  The plaintiff’s attorney argued that the defendant truck driver was stopped on the shoulder of I-80 because he was confused about his directions.  Since the confusion may have been caused by fatigue due to driving total hours in excess of the number allowed by PA law, Judge Zulick ruled in favor of the PA truck accident victim.  Sica v. Ohio Eastern Express Inc., et al., No. 94444 CV 2007