$800,000 Settlement for Motor Vehicle Accident / Wrongful Death
- Date: Fall 2012
- Attorney: Harris S. Feldman
- Settlement: $800,000
- Practice Areas: Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
The firm represented the mother of a young man who was killed when an inexperienced truck driver made an illegal U-turn from the right lane of travel on the Garden State Parkway. The large furniture delivery truck struck the side of the young man’s SUV causing to rollover and our client was unfortunately killed and other passengers of his car injured.
Our investigation revealed that the furniture delivery truck had a broken rearview mirror that several company drivers complained about over the course of a year. However, that inexpensive but crucial repair was never made. Also, the company hired the inexperienced truck driver. The firm used their in depth knowledge of federal trucking regulations and trucking industry practice to show that the company violated the federal regulations when it let that inexperienced untrained driver behind the wheel. The truck driver and the company settled the case for $800,000