“The jury heard from Joey Stidham, an accident reconstructionist and trucking expert, who testified about Road One’s failure to hire Mr. Chakhalov in accordance with the FMCSA’s rules and regulations as well as their failure to train and supervise him. Mr. Stidham also provided the jury insight as to how this wreck was preventable.
As a result of this horrific collision, both Charles and Jeff were injured. Charles lost his business and is limited to lifting no more than twenty-five (25) pounds. Charles has had been through one surgery on his arm, has undergone countless procedures on his back and neck, and will undergo another surgery in the future.
The jury awarded Charles and Jeff more than $5.1 million in compensatory damages for the past and future medical bills, lost wages, destruction of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. The jury also awarded Charles and Jeff an additional $2 million dollars in punitive damages against Mr. Chakhalov and Road One.”