Prince Glover Obtains Confidential Settlement in Pickens County Wrongful Death Case

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

On December 29, 2008, Prince Glover Law attorneys Robert F. Prince and Joshua P. Hayes obtained a significant confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a 21year old man who lost his life at the hands of a negligent and reckless trucking company.

The evidence showed that the speeding trucker was following another commercial vehicle at a distance of 150 feet in a driving rainstorm, contrary to both the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the trucking company’s own policies.  Unfortunately, this unsafe following distance directly led to the death of this young man.  Additionally, the jury would have learned that this particular trucker was dishonest with his logbooks, even admitting in his deposition to “falsifying his logs.”  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations mandate that companies and drivers strictly comply with Hours of Service Regulations so that driver fatigue can be avoided.

Prince stated, “Hopefully, this confidential settlement in a wrongful death case will send a loud and clear message to trucking companies that Alabama wants its roads to be safe.”  Hayes added, “It was truly an honor to represent this fine Pickens County family.  May this settlement send ripples throughout the trucking industry that the federal regulations and company rules are not just lofty goals, but should be followed closely to kee[ our highways safe.”

Prince Glover Law continues to practice in the areas of trucking litigation, products liability, insurance fraud and environmental litigation.

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