J. Doe Family v. Trucking Company & Driver - $2,900,000
A woman was driving her pickup truck with her husband in the passengers seat and children in the back seat in Newberry, Florida. The defendant was driving a 70,000-pound dump truck, and ran a stop sign, slamming into the side of the pickup truck. Her husband was killed instantly, and she and her children suffered multiple injuries. Through careful investigation, it was discovered that the truck driver had an extensive driving record and should never have been hired to drive a commercial truck. Also, the trucking company had not properly maintained the dump truck. The insurance carrier agreed to settle out of court in this wrongful death auto accident case, for $2, 900,000.