Fayette County, TN, 3/7/06
On I-40 in Tennessee, a westbound tanker truck crossed the median and struck two passenger vehicles, killing the drivers of both. Michelle Cotton, 37, of Jackson, and Catina Randall, 33, of Houston, were killed. The tanker truck was driven by Roberto Arriaga, 36, of Corpus Christi, Texas. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a vehicle pulled out in front of the tanker from the shoulder, whereupon Arriaga swerved and overcorrected. The truck went through the median, hit a guardrail and went into eastbound traffic.
Prompt and thorough investigation is essential after such a crash to determine the contributing factors, rather than simply taking anyone’s story entirely at face value.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).