As a result of Arms’ extensive record of traffic violations, the lawsuit claims that Ryder Truck Rental, Specialized Moving Services, Final Touch Delivery Service and La-Z-Boy should never have allowed Arms behind the wheel of the box truck. According to the lawsuit, the defendants knew or should have known about Arms’ record of safety violations, and are therefore liable for hiring him, retaining him as an employee and for his negligence.
“What’s clear from the investigation is that Arms was careless and reckless behind the wheel. Tragically, there were plenty of warning signs and red flags in Mr. Arms’ driving record that should have precluded him from driving a commercial vehicle in the first place,” said Ilyas Akbari, one of Ms. Ayers truck accident attorneys.
As a result of the defendants’ negligence and wanton disregard for safety, Nancy Ayers is seeking damages for her husband’s pain and suffering, loss of life and punitive damages in her wrongful death lawsuit.
Wayne Ayers with his wife Nancy
Statement from Wayne’s widow, Nancy Ayers:
“I am devastated by the loss of the love of my life. Mr. Arms should never have been behind the wheel of that truck with a checkered driving record like his. My husband would still be here today if these companies were vigilant and responsible about the drivers they hire. They must be held accountable.”
About Wayne R. Ayers
Wayne Ralph Ayers was born on January 24, 1960 in Warren, Ohio. He married his wife Nancy on September 14, 2002 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mr. Ayers was the stepfather to Nancy’s two daughters, Vanessa Palmer and Sherry Carter, and was also step grandfather to Sherry’s son John-Wesley Adams and Vanessa’s son Ryan Palmer.
At the time of the accident, Wayne Ayers was employed by Pitt Ohio as a truck driver. He worked for Pitt Ohio Express, LLC from February 22, 2015 up until the date of the crash. He passed away a month after the incident due to injuries suffered in the crash. His life rooted in family, Ayers began working for Pitt Ohio because his position allowed him to be home with his family every night, something he yearned for but didn’t have with previous jobs.
About Baum Hedlund – Truck Accident Attorneys
The national law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is representing Nancy Ayers in her Ohio truck crash lawsuit. Known for its dedication to clients and success in complex cases, the firm has successfully recovered over $1.5 billion in personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from transportation accidents and defective pharmaceutical products*.
Baum Hedlund has litigated against some of the largest trucking and transportation companies in the world, including Allied Waste Management, Schneider National Carriers, Food 4 Less, CR England, Food Express Inc., GARDA Inc., Eagle Systems, Ryder Truck Rental and J.B. Hunt, among many others.
Having represented families in more than 200 commercial truck crash cases, the firm knows firsthand of the devastation caused by truck accidents. Baum Hedlund has helped hundreds of victims across the country cope with the aftermath of these tragedies. They offer sincere support and guidance while pursing the justice and compensation their clients deserve.
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*Past results are not a guarantee of future outcomes.