Location :: LeSueur
Jon and two co-workers were driving to work when a dump truck suddenly veered over the centerline, killing Jon instantly. The trucking company tried to avoid fault by claiming the tire blowout caused the driver to lose control and it was an "unavoidable accident”. Discovery of the trucking company records showed shoddy maintenance and trucking experts demonstrated the driver should have controlled the truck despite the flat tire. By showing that the accident could have been avoided and by demonstrating the crushing personal and financial loss suffered by Jon's family, a settlement of $1,300,000 was obtained at pre-trial mediation.