$3.75 Million Jury Verdict for the Death of a Truck Driver Caused by a Rollover of Overloaded Truck

Yadvinder Singh, a 30-year-old truck driver, was hired by Destination Anywhere Inc. to haul aggregate materials from Granite Construction Company‘s facility to a construction site. He drove his dump truck to Granite Construction, where an employee loaded it with washed sand.  As Singh drove the truck toward his destination, its right front tire blew out. That caused his truck to leave the road and overturn. Singh was severely injured, taken to a nearby hospital and died that evening. He was survived by his wife and two minor children. He had been earning approximately $50,000 per year.

Singh’s family sued Destination Anywhere claiming it chose not to perform a mandatory safety check on the dump truck two days before the incident. It was alleged that had this inspection been done, it would have been discovered that the front tire’s tread depth was significantly below the limit. The lawsuit also alleged that Granite Construction’s employee was negligent in overloading the truck.

The defendant argued that Singh had routinely instructed aggregate suppliers to load his truck fully. The defendant also argued that maintaining the truck, which Singh had leased from Destination Anywhere, was his responsibility and duty.

Before trial, the parties settled the case for $3.75 million. Destination Anywhere paid $2.75 million and Granite Construction paid the remaining balance.

The attorneys successfully representing the Singh family in this tragic case were Robert Allard and Mark Boskovich.

The experts retained by the Singh family attorneys were in the areas of trucking, tires, safety training, economics and accident reconstruction.

Kaur v. Destination Anywhere Inc., No. 17CV02758 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Cruz County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, truck accident cases, bicycle accident lawsuits, construction site injury lawsuits and work injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Deerfield, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Harvey, Blue Island, South Holland, Calumet City, Midlothian, Crestwood, Forest Park, Chicago (Bucktown, Calumet Heights, Canaryville, Chinatown, DePaul University Area, Wrigleyville, Hollywood Park, Humboldt Park, Bridgeport, Archer Heights, Andersonville, Norwood Park), Norridge, Harwood Heights, Franklin Park and Elmwood Park, Ill.

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