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Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Reaches $3.97 Million Settlement in Tractor Trailer Case

Entrance to Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys office(May 2015 – Scranton, PA) – Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today announced a $3.97 million settlement in a case stemming from a tractor trailer accident in January, 2011. Plaintiff, Allison Kowalski, whose husband, Mark Kowalski, was killed, was represented by Attorneys Daniel Munley and Marion Munley of the Munley firm.

Mr. Kowalski, from New York state, was traveling east on I-80 in Columbia County, PA, when he encountered defendant Patrick Webb, a Texas truck driver who was also traveling eastbound on I-80. Webb was driving for PBM, a Texas trucking company. The trailer he was hauling was leased to PBM by Republic National Industries of Texas.

Webb lost control of his rig on the snow-covered highway, and his tractor slid off of the road and into the median. Kowalski, who was traveling behind Webb, was unable to avoid a collision with Webb’s trailer which was blocking the eastbound lanes of traffic. Upon impact, Kowalski’s cab detached from his trailer and broke through a guardrail. He suffered severe injuries which ultimately resulted in death. Pennsylvania state police issued Webb six different citations including exceeding his hours of service and falsifying his log books.

Attorney Daniel Munley noted that this settlement holds PBM and Republic National Industries accountable for the negligent conduct of its driver. He added, “Marion and I were honored to represent the Kowalski family. While no amount of money can truly replace the loss of their husband and father, we hope that this settlement will provide the family with some level of security.”

 

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