Negligent Trucker to Face 2 Lawsuits over Truck Accident

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A 2008 decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court permitted 2 lawsuits to proceed against a negligent truck driver. The Pennsylvania truck accident occurred in Allegheny County PA when a tractor-trailer operator made a u-turn in the middle of a ramp connecting Rt. 65 and I-79. The truck blocked all lanes of travel and a car trailing the tractor-trailer crashed into it.

A Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer filed a lawsuit versus the truck driver and his employer for his client’s pain & suffering claim. In a separate legal action, State Farm’s lawyers sued the truck driver to recover the property damage payment they made to the car’s owner. The truck driver’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the property damage lawsuit since it was not joined with that of the PA truck accident victim. The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that separate lawsuits in this fact situation were proper. State Farm v Ware’s Van Storage, 953 A.2d 568 (Pa. Super. 2008)

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