By: Allan M. Siegel
In 2012, Wayne Marable’s tractor-trailer shifted into forward gear
and, despite allegedly having its emergency brake on, dragged his wife
under its wheels, causing catastrophic physical injuries and a severe
brain injury. On April 12, a New Orleans jury awarded Wayne’s wife
Connie a $51.5 million judgment against Daimler Trucks North America,
which manufactured the 18-wheeler truck.
Connie Marables was injured in a parking lot when Wayne’s 2007 Freightliner
truck rolled back without warning. Wayne had asked Connie to help him
stop the truck. While attempting to do so, she was pinned under the tractor-trailer,
severely injured, and now requires 24-hour medical care.
The jury found that Daimler’s design was dangerous and assigned 90%
of the blame to the trucking company. Connie’s husband Wayne received
10% of the blame for instructing his wife to help him stop the rolling truck.
Although the team of seasoned attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata
& Siegel, P.C. did not provide representation in the Marable’s
claim, our law firm provides experienced, skilled representation to victims
of 18-wheeler accidents and semi-trailer collisions. Sadly, collisions
and accidents involving 18 wheelers and tractor trailers often leave victims
with catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Our team of legal professionals
employ their depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to provide
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