Orange Jury Awards Multi-Million Dollar Award Against Tired Truck Driver
People who pay attention to our firm and the material that we share online — both blog posts, and videos — know that we are serious about generating public awareness about the dangers of tired driving. Despite our reminding, preaching, and cajoling, drivers still get behind the wheels of their vehicles too tired to safely drive.
One thing we know from handling car accident cases over the last twenty years is that sometimes the only way to get someone to change their behavior is to hit them in their pocketbook or wallet.
I am guessing (hoping) that the truck driver discussed in the video below will never drive without proper rest again:
$14 million is a lot of money. Juries typically do not award this kind of money unless they become irritated by some aspect of the evidence in a case. In this case, it was probably the truck driver’s doctored or missing log books that were supposed to guarantee that he was receiving enough rest.
If you have any questions regarding a Florida car or truck accident, and especially one that might have involved a tired driver, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or order a FREE copy of their book, Asleep At The Wheel: 13 Mistakes The Insurance Company Desperately Hopes You’ll Make After A Florida Car Accident by clicking www.bestfloridaaccidentbook.com.