Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers, Deceased’s Family Members Sue Landscape Company

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 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 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 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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One Response to Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers, Deceased’s Family Members Sue Landscape Company

  1. Car and truck drivers who fail to see motorcycles when making a turn or shifting lanes contribute to most of this country’s fatal motorcycle accidents. It can be hard to judge how fast a motorcycle is going or how far away it is, so it is best to err on the side of caution when turning in front of a motorcycle. By hiring an unlicensed driver, it sounds like the landscaping company bears responsibility in Collier’s death. The National Highway Transportation Administration reports that 134 motorcyclists in Tennessee died in 2008.

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