The Plaintiff was a truck driver and was driving his rig when his semi-tractor and trailer were struck by another big rig. The impact caused both trucks to leave the road and also caused the Plaintiff’s truck to jackknife. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff suffered from low back pain and was, therefore, unable to return to work as a truck driver. Mr. Jowanna filed suit against the Defendant truck driver and the trucking company that employed the driver. Mr. Jowanna argued that the Defendants were negligent in violating several provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which are safety rules that apply to trucking companies and to truck drivers.