A Virginia jury recently returned a $5 million verdict for the family of a 16 year-old who was killed in a car accident involving a tractor-trailer. The jury found that the owner of the tractor-trailer and its driver, Kenneth Barbour, were negligent when Barbour ran a red light in 2008 and struck the teen.
The driver previously pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving and was sentenced to two-year’s incarceration earlier this year. The owner of the trailer was found to have failed to properly train and supervise Barbour and to have negligently allowed him to drive a rig with defective parts.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC represent individuals injured in trucking accidents and car accidents in the New York area. Please contact us for a free consultation.
Jury awards $5.25M in Aichs death, Charlottesville Daily Progress, Tasha Kates, November 14, 2009.