Jury Returns $5 Million Verdict In Trucking Accident Case

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 Gallivan & Gallivan represent individuals injured in trucking accidents and car accidents in the New York area. Please contact us for a free consultation.

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Jury awards $5.25M in Aichs death, Charlottesville Daily Progress, Tasha Kates, November 14, 2009.

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