Nashville native and Iraq war vet Bradley Collier, 35, was riding his motorcycle west on Woodlawn. Orlando Robles, a truck driver for Color Burst Landscapes, was heading in the opposite direction. Robles turned left – without signaling, witnesses say – in front of Collier, and Collier crashed his motorcycle into the truck. He died from his injuries.
Collier’s family is suing Color Burst Landscapes for negligence in hiring Robles. He did not have a driver’s license, and the suit claims that he is an illegal immigrant.
A Nashville Metro investigation says that Collier’s speed played a role in the truck accident, but the lawsuit contends that Robles failed to yield to Collier.
$15 MILLION IN DAMAGES
Collier’s parents are suing the landscaping company for $15 million to compensate for the loss of companionship, likely earnings over their son’s lifetime, and medical expenses. Their attorney said that Collier’s status as a disabled veteran is an important factor in the lawsuit. He was suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury from his time in Iraq.
Many parties can share responsibility in a truck accident, as shown here. If companies fail to hire people with the right qualifications or provide proper training, they could be responsible for a person’s death. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you need a lawyer with proven experience litigating truck accident lawsuits. Call our office today to schedule a free case review.
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