10 Sep Joe Lett v. Anonymous Defendants
JEFFERSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT SETTLEMENT OF $1,750,000
The victim in this case was an elderly retired gentleman that was walking down the sidewalk on his way to an appointment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in downtown Birmingham. He was struck by a station wagon that backed out of a loading dock at the rear of the hospital and suffered catastrophic injuries. The driver of the delivery vehicle testified that he did not even look in the direction from which the victim was walking prior to backing out of the loading dock. The vehicle was driven by a sub contractor of a company that delivers radioactive materials. The corporate defendant denied that there was any liability insurance coverage except for the $20,000 afforded by the individual driver’s liability policy. Through discovery and the application of relevant federal statutes, it was determined that the company was responsible for the actions of it’s contractor because he was involved in the movement and delivery of hazardous, radioactive materials.