Plaintiff Seeking Pre-Impact Fright Damages in Truck Accident

A driver filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and the truck driver’s employer last month in a federal court in New Orleans. The truck driver rear-ended the plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result, the plaintiff seeks damages for pre-impact fright and mental anguish, among others.

The truck accident happened last month on Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish. The plaintiff’s 2008 Ford pickup was at a stop in traffic when the defendant’s Freightliner truck rear-ended him. The plaintiff is accusing the truck driver of the following:

        ·         Failing to keep a proper lookout and being inattentive

·         Driving at an excessive speed

·         Failing to timely apply his brakes

·         Failing to maintain an assured clear distance between vehicles

·         Operating a vehicle in a careless and reckless manner

·         Failing to keep a vehicle under proper control

·         Failing to act as a reasonably prudent person

The plaintiff accuses the truck driver’s employer of vicarious liability for its employee, failing to properly supervise its employee, failing to ascertain whether the truck driver could safely operate the truck and allowing an incapable driver to operate the vehicle.

In addition, the plaintiff is asking for damages for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, pre-impact fright, inconvenience plus court costs and interests.

Contact a New Orleans accident lawyer if you or a loved one suffers injuries in a truck accident. A New Orleans accident attorney offers the aggressive representation needed to get the recovery you deserve. As a registered nurse and an attorney, Shirin Harrell, can review and understand medical records and medical injuries.  Get the nurse-attorney advantage for your case.