Nuclear Verdict destroys small trucking company as a result of another company pulling their trailer

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by TheLoadOut, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    Agree with you 100%!
    Still doesn't justify the end result. I have a stupid belief people should be responsible for their actions.
    A country believing we are entitled to everything and responsible for nothing. It is a shame justice has nothing to do with the crime, only the monetary payday.
     
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  3. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Somehow, the lawyers twisted it so to convince the jury that the carrier RCX brokered the load to was working for RCX, like an employee.

    Obviously no one in the jury room had any knowledge of the trucking industry, and the judge was a moron.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Just wait until a purchaser on Amazon gets sued for an Amazon truck crashing.........
     
  5. Don379

    Don379 Heavy Load Member

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    That’s silly to think about it, but #### you are right.
     
  6. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Hotdamn! I'm gonna have to go back and reinstate my Amazon membership now.

    Hang on, just got a little bile in the back of my throat.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    As funny as it sounds, i wouldnt be surprised if that was actually their mentality. And im sure the lawyers for the victim of the crash play right into that game
     
  8. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Just another way for the oligarchy to destroy small business and the middle class. Instead of a million trucking companies, there will be a handful making all of the money.
     
  9. Cat sdp

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    That story is enough to make you think about parking it........
     
  10. RockinChair

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    As long as civil litigation attorneys are allowed to work on a percentage basis, this trend will only continue to worsen.

    That, and juries see these matters as a way to "stick it to the man" and "help the little guy."

    What we really need is to raise the legal standard from the ridiculously low "preponderance of the evidence" to at least "clear and convincing evidence," and to "beyond a reasonable doubt" if the damages are to exceed a certain threshold, say $250k for individuals and small businesses and $1M for larger businesses.

    Or, we could enact tort reform that limits damages to the amount necessary to make the plaintiff whole plus reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, or at a bare minimum takes into consideration the financials of the party being sued.

    The third option is simply to disallow juries from determining award amounts, letting them determine whether or not the legal standard has been met and then having the judge set the award.
     
  11. b61mack

    b61mack Light Load Member

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    It's called deep pockets
     
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