10 Sep Confidential Settlement
Settlement of $3,4000,000 (Talledega County)
A commercial motor vehicle driver failed to yield the right of way and pulled into the path of plaintiff’s vehicle as it traveled east on Highway 280 in Shelby County. The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured and the passenger was killed when their vehicle rolled as a result of the collision. Plaintiffs discovered evidence that the defendant motor carrier failed to perform sufficient background checks that would have revealed prior arrests and accidents of it’s driver. In addition, the defendant failed to adequately supervise the driver who, records show, had a pattern of consistently driving at excessive and illegal speeds.