Corporal William Solomon was reportedly struck and severely injured by a tractor trailer while conducting traffic at the Garden City Terminal Monday afternoon, March 2, 2015.
According to WTOC News, Cpl. Solomon was coordinating traffic operations at the Georgia Ports Authority, around 3:30pm, when he was hit by the tractor trailer. Cpl. Solomon was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with critical injuries, per media reports. His current condition has not been released.
The tractor trailer driver is allegedly facing charges in the accident, including driving under the influence and operating a vehicle without a tag.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this horrific accident continue to emerge, and should the tractor trailer driver be found at fault for operating while impaired, Cpl. Solomon and his family may elect to pursue a legal action against the driver’s insurance carrier. Additional claims may be filed with the trucking company, should their negligence or lack of employee screening be found to have contributed to the accident. Claims of this magnitude will demand the trucking company reevaluate employee screening and driver safety training programs, potentially sparing many lives.
Additionally, as Cpl. Solomon was working at the time of his injury, he is almost certainly entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits, per Georgia law.
The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of impaired and negligent drivers and we offer our legal expertise, if desired. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 912.385.9690. Consultations are free and confidential.