In 1981, Ron Mercaldo made Arizona history when he obtained the first 10 million dollar-plus verdict in a wrongful death case caused by a negligent truck driver. Together with the attorney who referred the case to him, and through careful analysis of the Federal Regulations contained in the Federal Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Mr. Mercaldo was able to demonstrate to the jury that the trucking company and its driver were operating in violation of rules that were specifically enacted to provide for the safe operation of trucks on the nation’s highways.
The jury returned a verdict of $10.6 million for the surviving widow and two children of a 32-year-old man who was killed as a result of the truck driver and his company’s negligence. That negligence included driving more hours than allowed under the federal regulations, altering logbooks and other documents that enabled the driver and the company to drive more miles over longer periods of time than are allowed, in an effort to increase profits.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in the Arizona or San Diego area, or have lost a loved one, contact The Mercaldo Law Firm for guidance
Experienced Guidance From Proven Truck and Car Accident Lawyers in Arizona and San Diego
The Mercaldo Law Firm’s success in trucking accident cases is based on extensive preparation, thorough knowledge of the safety regulations and competent advocacy on behalf of our clients.
Since that landmark 1981 case, attorneys for The Mercaldo Law Firm have successfully handled 74 commercial vehicle accident cases, including those involving:
- Commercial trucks
- Tour buses
- Big rigs
- Tow trucks
When Your Life Is Changed Forever By a Trucking Accident Injury, We Can Help
Contact us immediately to discuss details of your loved one’s catastrophic injury or wrongful death in a trucking accident. Our approach to your legal goals is always conducted aggressively but discreetly, with utmost respect shown for your emotions at this difficult time.
Our quality legal services are delivered on a contingency fee basis; you owe no attorney fee unless your case is won, and compensation is collected that covers every accident-related expense.
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