Zayed Law Offices represented a man who was seriously injured during a semi-truck maintenance procedure. ÊOur client was a career machinist who agreed to help a friend, who was the owner of a small truck company, perform necessary maintenance on a Kenworth tractor. ÊThe truck had a failed bearing in the transmission. Our client and the defendant worked on the transmission for two days with the truck raised on jack stands. The parking brake was engaged during the repair. When both men believed repairs were completed, the defendant entered the cab and disengaged the parking brake in order to help our client manually engage the drive shaft and to mesh the transmission. At this point the men agreed to lower the truck to go for a road test. Most unfortunately, the defendant negligently forgot to re-engage the parking brake when he left the cab. When our client lowered the truck with a hydraulic lift, the truck rolled and pinned our client between another vehicle. Our client suffered serious crush injuries to his chest. After years of heated litigation and with the help of our Truck Accident maintenance expert, we were able to secure a $725,000 settlement.