Woman Sues After Trailer Detaches and Hits Car

A woman has sued multiple defendants for injuries she sustained in a car accident.A Texas woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit after a trailer carrying carnival equipment came apart from a truck and hit her car in May 2009, according to the Southeast Texas Record.

The plaintiff, Carol Clayton, alleges that at the time of the accident she was riding in a car on U.S. Highway 96 when the trailer behind a Ford truck became unsecured and struck the vehicle Clayton was in. The lawsuit cites the driver for failing to use proper safety chains, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to control the vehicle, failing to safely and properly tow the trailer and failing to act and respond in a reasonable manner, reported the newspaper.

The source said the suit lists Austin McWhorter, Lon McWhorter and Mac's Carnival and Attractions as the defendants.

Clayton is seeking damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, loss of earning capacity and interest and court costs, according to the source.
Drivers who want to tow a trailer with their truck, van or SUV should ensure the trailer is a good fit for their particular vehicle and make sure the load doesn't bypass its maximum weight limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.