Jury Agrees That Injuries Not Proximately Caused by Accident

Couch v. Swift
Dekalb County State Court
Civil Action No. 02A87427-1

The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant failed to secure the trailer door on an 18-wheeler, and the door swung open and struck the Plaintiff's vehicle, causing permanent back injuries to Plaintiff. Defendant Swift, represented by Lee Pruett, argued he breached no duty by failing to secure the trailer door because he had no prior knowledge of problems with the door or latch, and it was not physically possible to check the door before the accident occurred because the two trucks were parked close together and backed into the loading dock. Lee also argued that Plaintiff's injuries were not proximately caused by the accident. The jury agreed. Defense verdict.

Olivia Lopez