Work Site Injury- Pedestrian v. Truck: $2,200,000.00
Plaintiff was working as a security guard at a trucking yard when a yard truck (yard goat) owned by trucking company struck her in trailer yard. Plaintiff alleged that reconstruction evidence demonstrated that the yard truck driver was speeding and inattentive. Plaintiff also alleged that truck yard layout contributed to the likelihood of injury. Plaintiff successfully defeated the defense that plaintiff was a “special employee” and therefore were able to get Plaintiff compensation separate from worker’s compensation.