Tractor Trailer Fails to Stop

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Case Number:

NO. 9910696 (07/2000)


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Plaintiff Characteristics:  age, work history, earnings, family, etc.

Sex: Female

Age: 36

Occupational Field: Transportation-vehicle rental

Liability Facts:

A 36-year-old car rental company employee suffered a shattered right elbow resulting in limited use and lifelong pain, a cervical strain and a left hand contusion when a vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck by a vehicle owned by the defendant and operated by a non-party, at a controlled intersection. The plaintiff contended that the non-party driver failed to stop for a posted traffic signal. She further contended that the defendant was negligent in their policy of paying drivers based on the amount of product delivered. The defendant denied liability but agreed to a settlement with the plaintiff.

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Plaintiff Experts & Specialty (Name/Address/Phone)

David Stopper; Tractor-Trailer / Truck Expert; Accident Reconstruction; Manassas, VA

Defense Experts & Specialty (Name/Address/Phone)

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Plaintiff Attorney(s)

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. Dallas, TX

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Plaintiff Attorney:

Frank L. Branson

Phone: 214-522-0200                 Fax: 214-521-5485


Highland Park Place, Suite 1800

4514 Cole Avenue

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Dallas, Texas 75205


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