Posted on February 20th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
In Arizona, the parents of a college student killed by a semi-truck and the trucking company who employed the truck driver reached a $600,000 settlement earlier this month. The accident occurred about an hour north of Phoenix when the victim ran over a dead elk that was lying on the road. When he exited his vehicle, he was struck by the truck and killed instantly. Although the police report found the trucker was not at fault, the plaintiff’s attorney hired an accident reconstruction expert who concluded that the trucker had about 5 to 6 seconds to see the victim before hitting him but failed to apply the brakes at all. This along with the trucking company’s record of inadequate driver performance and history of pushing regulatory limits imposed on truckers motivated the defendant to settle with the family.
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