Over the road freight broker prevails in fatality trucking accident.
April 4th, 2019|
A tragic trucking accident resulted in a fatality and a victim with a traumatic brain injury. The plaintiff alleged the motor carrier was not the true party at fault. The plaintiff instead blamed the freight broker who arranged the carriage. The plaintiff claimed the freight broker exercised enough control over the motor carrier to be responsible for the accident. The freight broker also was blamed by the plaintiff for inadequately vetting the motor carrier and its drivers. Working from a factual record and briefing prepared by Randall Long and Dan Folluo, the Canadian County District Court granted summary judgment to the freight broker. This is the first known complete summary judgment in Oklahoma for a freight broker.