Missouri man accuses trucking company and driver of negligence after being run off road

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 23, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Missouri driver is suing Taylor and Hall Transport LLC and its employee, Ricky Urhahn, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after he claims a tractor-trailer ran him off the road.

Thomas Waters filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the Missouri company and Urhahn alleging that they violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

According to the complaint, Waters alleges that on Feb. 20, 2016, he was driving westbound on I-64 in St. Clair County with his 4-year-old son when defendant Urhahn veered his tractor-trailer from the center lane into his lane. Plaintiff's vehicle spin violently down the highway and came to rest near the median of the highway. As a result, plaintiff suffered physical injuries and wage loss and incurred medical expenses amounting to $295,000. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Taylor and Hall allegedly failed to provide continuing education and training to defendant Urhahn for safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle and/or did not adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a sum in excess of $100,00 exclusive of costs and interest, punitive damages and for such other relief the court deems proper. He is represented by Stephen R. Schultz and Joshua P. Myers of Schultz and Myers in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00191

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