$2.82 Million Jury Verdict in Truck Crash Caused by Fallen Ladder on Interstate Highway

Brandon Jackson, 27, was driving his 18-wheeler truck on an interstate highway when he drove over a ladder that had fallen off a Charter Communications’ work van.

After driving over the ladder, his truck suffered three tire blowouts, which caused him to lose control of his truck. It overturned and hit a tree. He suffered fractures to his pelvis, right hip, and ribs, which required surgery and five months of rehabilitation. He remains in pain and has physical limitations.

Jackson was unable to return to his job; he had been earning approximately $30,000 per year. He now earns $12,000 a year driving a school bus. Following this crash, he was obligated to spend approximately $303,000 in medical expenses.

Jackson sued Charter Communications LLC, alleging that it chose not to train its driver on how to secure the ladder to the work van, decided not to maintain the ladder rack and failed to inspect the ladder before each trip.

Following the jury trial, the jury signed a verdict in his favor for $2.82 million.

At trial, his attorneys presented experts in biomechanics.

The attorneys successfully representing Jackson in this matter were Christopher Glover, Robert Register and Daniel Philyaw.

Jackson v. Charter Communications LLC, No. 17-C-3714-S4 (Ga. St. Ct. Gwinnett County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck crash cashes, intersection collision lawsuits, car accident cases, product defect cases, motorcycle accident cases, pharmaceutical product liability lawsuits and wrongful death cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Des Plaines, Skokie, Arlington Heights, Inverness, Palatine, Villa Park, Lombard, Downers Grove, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Willow Springs, Palos Hills, Oak Forest, Harvey, Dolton, Calumet Park, Chicago (West Pullman, Roseland, Pilsen, Beverly, Roscoe Village, Englewood, West Lawn, Chatham, Calumet Heights, South Shore, McKinley Park, Lower West Side, South Loop, Logan Square), Bensenville, Itasca, Grayslake, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Half Day and Lake Bluff, Ill.

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