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Truck Driver’s Heart Attack is Workers Comp Claim

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Ohio Truck Driver Dies of Heart Attack on the Road

Doesn’t sound like a workers compensation claim?  Think again.  The dedicated wife of this truck driver spoke to several attorneys.  She had a story to tell and some serious concerns about the details of the accident. The other attorneys did not believe she had a case to pursue.

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The wife contacted Jeff Johnson.  Attorney Johnson listened intently to the wife and her story.  Her husband had repeatedly mentioned that the brakes needed to be replaced on the trailer of the semi he was driving. Jeff Johnson spent time reviewing the autopsy reports.  Johnson also researched the Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report and Public Utilities Commission of Ohioreport of the vehicle that confirmed 50% of the axle brakes were not operable on the trailer.

Successful Result

With the aid of a medical expert, Garson Johnson was able to prove the trailer brakes failed.  The crash report showed severe skidding.  The skidding demonstrated the driver attempted to negotiate the turn and stop but was unsuccessful. Attorney Johnson was able to demonstrate brake failure caused the heart attack when the man realized he was going to crash. The Ohio workers compensation claim was approved. His widow was awarded death benefits for the rest of her life

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