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Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$6,000,000 Settlement – Death of Pedestrian, DWD: driving while distracted

It’s not unusual for someone to pull of the side of a highway to fix something on their car.  In the case of one couple, they had some items they were carrying that were loose and needed to be secured better.  After pulling off the roadway and onto the shoulder of a major highway, our client’s husband was securing a tarp when a commercial truck struck him full force, instantly killing him in front of his wife of many decades.  The driver of the truck was not paying attention and was distracted by his phone.  This is just another example of DWD: driving while distracted.

In this instance, the distracted driving cost this man his life and our client lost her life partner and husband, the father to her children and recent grandfather.

Leighton Law recovered $6 million for the estate of a man killed by a vehicle.  The family will have financial security despite the terrible loss through this confidential settlement. The tragedy occurred when the man was hit by a truck that had veered from its travel lane, hitting the man and killing him instantly.  After a thorough investigation by Leighton Law’s traffic crash team, and expert site and vehicle inspections, the case was settled prior to trial.

Driving while distracted remains the single most common form of fatal accidents we see on the roads in Florida.  Despite law sand social encouragement to put the phone down, many drivers continue to text and drive and use their phones to the distraction of their driving.

 

 

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