NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi man has filed a suit against a tractor-trailer driver after a collision in Pearl River.
Adam Scully filed a complaint on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Canal Insurance Co., Safeway Insurance Co., CRST Malone Inc., Terre Haute National Truck Lease Inc. Merida EXP LLC and Donald Hatcher, citing negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 9, 2015, he was driving a 1998 Crown Victoria on Interstate 59 when defendant Donald Hatcher's vehicle, a 2014 Freightliner, collided into the rear of his vehicle causing him to be thrown about in the car. As a result, he alleges he suffered and will continue to suffer multiple personal, psychological and emotional injuries of a past, present and continuing nature.
The plaintiff holds Canal Insurance Co., Safeway Insurance Co., CRST Malone Inc., Terre Haute National Truck Lease Inc. Merida EXP LLC and Donald Hatcher responsible because the defendants allegedly allowed to remain on the road an unqualified and/or reckless driver, failed to screen and test their driver periodically to monitor and evaluate his safety orientation and carelessly permitted and allowed Hatcher to operate a vehicle when he was experiencing sleep deprivation and/or cumulative fatigue.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for sums as are reasonable in the premises, plus interest, all costs of these proceedings and for all other and equitable relief. He is represented by Michael Hingle and Michael Hingle III of Michael Hingle & Associates LLC in Slidell.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-03528