In the September 2, 2011 fiery truck crash that resulted in the death of
its client, Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. has uncovered new and relevant
information further establishing the defendant
truck driver’s liability for the occurrence.
Larry Rogers, Jr., of Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., a preeminent personal injury litigation
firm in Chicago, Illinois, has identified additional wrongdoing on the
part of the trucker involved in a fiery semi-tractor trailer crash that
killed a vibrant young woman. On September 2, 2011, a PI&I tractor
and trailer struck a cement barrier in a
construction zone as it headed northbound on I394. The tractor trailer operator lost
control of his vehicle causing it to cross the center median into southbound
traffic striking Plaintiff’s vehicle head on.
The Plaintiff’s vehicle erupted in flames causing the tragic death
of the Plaintiff. During a post-crash inspection of the tractor involved
in the fiery crash, a second set of log book entries was located in the
tractor cab. The second set of log book entries contradicted the entries
in the log books submitted to the investigating State police officers.
Through sworn deposition testimony, Mr. Rogers was able to secure the
admissions of the tractor trailer operator with respect to the fact that
false logs are typically prepared by drivers who are violating the
hours of service laws, that it is illegal to maintain a 2nd set of logs, and that log entries
were made after the occurrence.
The Plaintiff was a lovely woman who worked full time and cared for her
disabled brother for decades prior to her death. Her death has devastated
her family, friends, and colleagues.
This tragedy is one of several that Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. is
actively investigating and pursuing for its clients. Power Rogers &
Smith, P.C.has a history and track record of securing some of the very
best results for their clients, and where liable parties and their insurers
will not fairly and reasonably resolve claims, they will litigate and
try their client’s cases to verdict before a jury.