When the widowed spouse of a truck driver killed in a truck accident reached out to the firm earlier this month, Whiting Law Group brought its full experience, skill and resources to act quickly on behalf of the victim. Within 24 hours of being retained, Timothy M. Whiting and the firm’s emergency response truck accident investigation team opened an investigation, secured critical evidence and filed suit to preserve that key evidence.
A Tragic Truck Accident in Gallatin Co.
On a sunny Tuesday morning, William H. Rigsby was at work, driving his truck on Rte. 45 in Gallatin Co., in southern Illinois. Heading in the opposite direction, Thomas E. Woodworth was driving a truck owned by Britton Trucking, Inc., based in Mounds, Illinois. As the two semi tractor-trailers approached each other, a wheel from Woodworth’s truck fell off and struck Mr. Rigsby’s truck, causing it to burst into flame, veer off the road and slam into a tree. Sadly, Mr. Rigsby died in the crash.
Urgently Securing Critical Evidence
To stop vital evidence from being destroyed, Whiting Law Group filed suit against the defendant truck driver and trucking company on the very same day that the firm’s emergency response truck accident investigation team got to work. The firm also filed a petition with the court to secure and preserve that evidence prior to it being destroyed or lost. Within that first 24-hour period, the Whiting Law Group Emergency Response Truck Accident Investigation Team identified a number of key pieces of evidence that were under direct threat of destruction.
A Preventable Truck Crash
Following the initial investigation, the firm’s lead Truck Accident Attorney, Timothy M. Whiting, reflected on the case:
“Mr. Rigsby’s loss was utterly tragic and entirely preventable. Our truck accident trial team will expend every effort and resource necessary to secure full justice for Mrs. Rigsby and her family.”
Mr. Whiting is a nationally recognized truck accident attorney. He sits on the National Advisory Board of APITLA and serves on the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.