Florida Company Sued in Car Accident Over Driver’s Poor Record
According to NaplesNews.com, the parents of a teen who died in a vehicle accident as he and others were being driven back to their school after competing in a flag football game have filed a lawsuit against the driver’s estate and his employer. The driver had a poor driving record with over 18 tickets, and the lawsuit alleges the company should not have allowed the man to drive the students.
The accident occurred last month when the driver lost control as he approached a 90-degree turn on Wagon Wheel Road, about three miles west of Turner River Road in Ochopee, Florida. The vehicle struck a traffic sign and flipped into a canal. The driver and the teenager died in the accident. The six other passengers suffered minor injuries.
The lawsuit points out that the driver’s license had been suspended six times, and on the night of the accident his license had been suspended three months. The lawsuit also claims the driver’s employer, a state Department of Juvenile Justice contractor, was aware of his past driving and criminal history. The suit claims the employer also knew that his license was suspended and in fact, the company had warned him in a February 2011 memo that he was not fit to operate company vehicles.
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a car accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please contact Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free assessment of your case by using our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.
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