Missouri trucking accident case ends in settlement of $6.5 million

truck.jpgA Missouri trucking accident case ends with a $6.5 settlement for the man who was injured after being rear ended by a semi truck. The trucking accident occurred in Benton County Missouri in 2005.

The injured party, Timothy Owen, was driving a motorcycle when he was rear ended by the tractor trailer. The truck was being driven by an employee of Allied Systems. Allied Systems leased the truck from the driver, so in this case, there was a unique question about whether the driver was driving the truck in the course and scope of his employment or for personal use.

The brakes on the truck were in disrepair, but had not yet been replaced. The truck was due for its annual inspection in just 9 days after the accident. A post accident inspection showed the truck had defective brakes.