Roe was driving an 18-wheeler truck for a national commercial trucking company when he allegedly ran a stop sign. In doing so, he crashed into the vehicle operated by Doe. An emergency crew used the jaws of life to extract Doe from the vehicle.
Doe sustained cervical spinal injuries that required a spinal fusion surgery. In addition, Doe suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Doe sued the trucking company, alleging liability for the crash. The defendant argued Doe was speeding and talking on her phone at the time of the incident and was not wearing her seat belt.