On December 12, 2016, a commercial truck driver from Connecticut ran a red light in Faribault, Minnesota, and injured two people.
A semi-tractor was traveling eastbound on Minnesota Highway 60. It ran the red light, hitting a Lexus that was making a left turn to go westbound on Highway 60 from the I-35 southbound off-ramp, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The semi then struck a Ford pickup, which was also making a left turn to go westbound onto Highway 60 from the I-35 off ramp.
The driver of the Lexus, Thomas Mosby, sustained serious injuries. His passenger, Ellen Mosby, was also injured.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office, North Ambulance and Faribault Fire Department assisted at the scene.
One characteristic of their practice is to take on cases that require effort to win. In 2011, they were named “Attorneys of the Year” for winning a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for a family whose loved one had been run over by the trailer of an 18-wheeler in Minneapolis. Fred and Eric took the case, even though the police report stated that the bicyclist was at fault.
Fred and Eric obtained the truck driver’s logbooks and found numerous falsifications, putting the truck driver’s testimony in question. Furthermore, when Fred and Eric deposed the truck driver, he admitted that he did not monitor his right outside mirrors during the fatal turn. Added to this was his admission that he thought he was pulling a 48-foot trailer, when he was actually pulling a 53-foot trailer. This difference in length would have made the turn much wider.
As part of the process of building this winning case, they had an accident reconstruction animation expert create the video below.