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Truck Driver Awarded $5.5M For Tarped Trailer Fall


On November 14, Charles Robinson and his wife were awarded $5.5 million for injuries Robinson suffered while working for Lubbock, Texas- based West Start Inc.

In the spring of 2007, Robinson was on top of a tarped trailer when he lost his balance and fell head-first onto the concrete.  As a result, Robinson sustained serious injuries.  He had multiple skull and facial fractures as well as brain injuries.

Robinson is no longer able to care for himself and will need ongoing medical attention for the rest of his life.

A jury determined West Star Inc. was be at fault because they did not provide the proper safety equipment.

The Robinsons were awarded $1 million for pain and impairment, $411,724 for loss of earnings, $3,716,575 for past and future medical expenses and $400,000 for loss of consortium.



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