Goodwin v. Avis Rent-A-Car - $1,077,000
Our client was driving his tractor trailer southbound on I-75 near Jasper, Florida. The defendant was driving a Ryder rental truck and collided with our client’s truck. This defendant was in violation of Federal ‘Hours of Service’ laws that govern commercial truck drivers use of public roads in interstate commerce. He had also failed to stop at an official weigh station upon entering Florida. Ryder denied responsibility and our firm filed suit. On the eve of the pending trial, Ryder settled the case for $1,077,000.