Paul Potts, a driver that was injured during a catastrophic collision involving a tractor-trailer, has filed suit against the truck driver and multiple engineering firms. Three people were killed during the accident, including a 16-month-old girl and her father. Mr. Potts has claimed he suffered several injuries during the collision, including damages to his neck and spine.
On the evening of October 12, 2018, Mr. Potts was involved in a 12-vehicle pile-up that occurred when Jack Satterfield’s rig rear-ended a line of cars that had stopped in a construction zone. Mr. Potts has asserted that Mr. Satterfield was driving recklessly while he was intoxicated. He has further claimed that the engineering defendants did not adequately protect motorists who were stopped in a work zone where the crash occurred. More specifically, Mr. Potts has claimed there was not a traffic control plan in place that would give adequate warning of the construction zone, nor provide for a safe flow of traffic through it. Mr. Satterfield, who had been drinking alcohol before the collision, has pled guilty to several charges, including homicide by vehicle. He is currently serving a 28 ½ – 63-year prison sentence.
When someone is injured or dies in a trucking collision, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident with a drunk driver, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.