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Truck accident case brings settlement for client

Kyle Roby

Attorney Kyle Roby

Attorney and partner Kyle Roby recently settled a truck accident case for $850,000 on behalf of a Kentucky client. We have posted about this case on our main firm web site, and are sharing with our audience here as well.

Here is a summary of the case. For more details, read the main post on our web site. You can read the post here.

An ELPO client was nearly killed in a tractor-trailer accident in 2015. She hasn’t been able to return to work, and has been through numerous surgeries since the accident. She is finally receiving compensation for her injuries from the trucking company that owned the big rig that hit her car, thanks to a settlement obtained by ELPO attorney and partner Kyle Roby.

The client will receive an $850,000 settlement to pay for medical costs, lost wages and to compensate for future lost wages. She is 21 years old, and due to her injuries, she may not ever be able to work again. She continues her recovery.

Those being sued in this case were Gouldbourne, J&B Logistics and Alfaro Transportation. The operators of J&B Transportation have previous history of operating trucking companies that were closed down by the federal government for failure to comply with even the basic rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act.

J&B Logistics officially was owned by Jose Gallardo Gonzalez, who filed the Articles of Incorporation in North Carolina on March 27, 2015. However, he had no other involvement with J and B. J and B owned the truck involved in the wreck. Alcides Alfaro and Jose Alfaro were the officers who performed the day-to-day operation of the company. Alfaro Transportation owned the trailer involved in the accident.

Throughout 2015, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sent multiple requests to J&B to conduct the initial Safety Audit and review the required safety documents that must be maintained by J&B. Following this accident, J&B was shut down by the FMCSA and their Motor Carrier number revoked by the FMCSA at the end of 2015. J&B is no longer operational.