A Big Verdict Highlights Hazardous Trucking Practices

Law360 (July 18, 2018, 2:50 PM EDT) -- In light of the recent $90 million verdict against Werner Enterprises, it's time we ask: Are trucking companies doing enough to train their drivers and keep the roads safe?

After a low in 2009, the number of fatal accidents involving trucks is on the rise: 4,400 large trucks and busses were involved in deadly crashes in 2016, a 6 percent increase from the year before[1]. The victims of one of those fatal collisions were Jennifer Blake and her children, who filed the lawsuit against Werner in Harris County, Texas.

During black ice conditions, Blake and her children were passengers in a...

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