$7 Million Recovery In A Fatal Crash Involving A Truck Driver

View all news posts

On the New Jersey Turnpike in late November 2005, a Bristol, Pa., trucker unexpectedly and through no fault of his own lost control of his rig, struck a concrete pillar and was killed in a fiery crash.

Joel Feller, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, uncovered that the truck maker knew of a defect in that model’s steering assembly for more than a year before the fatal accident, but waited to tell the public. Five days after the crash, the man’s widow received a recall notice in which the manufacturer acknowledged that the vehicle was one of 38,000 with such a steering problem.

Feller obtained a $7 million settlement for the man’s family through tireless preparation for the product-liability case, which included the creation of an animated movie to demonstrate just what went wrong.

Among other facts, the animation (seen on the left) demonstrated how the steering assembly was dangerously designed and built.

Learn more about Automobile Litigation.

Disclaimer - Ross Feller Casey, LLP provides legal advice only after an attorney-client relationship is formed. Our website is an introduction to the firm and does not create a relationship between our attorneys and clients. An attorney-client relationship is formed only after a written agreement is signed by the client and the firm. Because every case is unique, the description of awards and summary of cases successfully handled are not intended to imply or guarantee that same success in other cases. Ross Feller Casey, LLP represents catastrophically injured persons and their families in injury and wrongful death cases, providing legal representation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


  • NBC
  • CNN
  • ABC
  • CBS
  • AP
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

Contact us for an initial consultation

If you would like a member of our staff to contact you for a free initial consultation on your case, please complete this form, or call us toll-free at 215-515-4401.

Please include your name
Please include a valid email
Please include your phone number
Please include a message
Ross Feller Casey, LLP One Liberty Place 1650 Market St, 34th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Because every case is different, the description of awards and cases previously handled do not guarantee a similar outcome in current or future cases.

Copyright © 2018 Ross Feller Casey, LLP. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy