In early 2011, the husband and father of our clients was at work operating a Kenworth truck on a gas well construction site in Fort Worth, Texas. The truck had been fitted with a water tank and was being used to spray water to wet down the construction site. As he was going about his job, the truck suddenly and without warning rolled over and the cab of the truck collapsed, causing his death.
Heygood, Orr & Pearson has filed a lawsuit against the Kenworth Truck Company on behalf of the deceased’s widow and children. The lawsuit seeks to recover all damages the deceased and survivors suffered as a result of this tragic incident.
This truck accident lawsuit alleges that Kenworth knew that this type of truck would be used in and around the uneven terrain of constructions sites and further knew that this type of truck would be outfitted with a tank on the back of the chassis. The lawsuit also alleges that Kenworth knew at the time that this truck was designed and manufactured, that they were producing a truck that was unfit for its intended use, and that the cab could collapse and kill or injure drivers of the truck in the event of a rollover.
In addition, the lawsuit alleges that at the time that the truck in question was designed, manufactured, and marketed, there were safer alternative designs available, including designs that would have increased the stability of the truck and chassis, prevented the truck from rolling over, increased the structurally integrity of the cab, allowed for the installation of roll over protection systems, and utilized better and stronger materials in the construction of the truck cab.
If you believe you may have claim due a truck accident or a defective product or accident that was someone else’s fault, please contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.