Paul Potts has filed suit and claimed that trucker Jack Satterfield III drove recklessly while intoxicated and caused a massive crash that killed three people, including a 16-month-old girl and her father. Mr. Potts has also sued several engineering firms.
Mr. Potts was involved in a 12-vehicle pile-up on October 12, 2018 after Mr. Satterfield’s rig rear-ended a line of vehicles that were stopped in a construction zone. Mr. Satterfield, who had been drinking alcohol prior to the accident, pleaded guilty to several charges, including homicide by vehicle. He is currently serving a 28 ½ – to 63-year prison sentence.
Mr. Potts has filed suit against several parties, including Mr. Satterfield’s employer, Greentree Logistics, Inc., the construction firms for the road project, three engineers, and a traffic control firm. Mr. Potts claims he has suffered multiple injuries due to the crash, including damage to his neck and spine.
When someone is injured or dies in a 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 in an accident with an 18-wheeler, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.