Another Texas “Nuclear Verdict”

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  2. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive. For #### sake you see a pilot car for an oversize load and a narrow road you should excercise a little caution.
     
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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    So, two of the three settled before the trial and only 2A pilot was the defendant. Just how do the complainant and attorneys think they will get $730 million from a little small pilot car company that probably has $1 million in liability insurance and a net worth of $250,000?
     
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  4. REO6205

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    They don't expect to get anything from them. It's just lawyer shenanigans. They wanted some bucks from Landstar and they scared Landstar into settling out of court for 50 million. The other parties in the suit were just for pocket change and window dressing.
    Follow the money. Always follow the money.
     
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  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Sorry, but she was 73 years old, moving at 65 mph on 2 lane roads going into a narrow bridge and deliberately dodged the lead pilot... she is not worth 5 mill much less 730 mill
     
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  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    It will get appealed and reduced

    and won’t ever get paid
    The insurance company will pay their policy limit and the pilot car company , which is Probabaly just one car and one driver , will file Bankruptcy.

    not sure about Texas since it’s different in every state but a super load , especially one that wide , should have had at least one more pilot car in front . even if it was required

    plus they should have had some strobe lights on the outer edges of the load .

    but , if they drove off the roads to avoid the pilot car and kept going , all the blinky lights in the world would help a senile old driver
     
  7. Malt Ball Cult

    Malt Ball Cult Light Load Member

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    The days of personal responsibility are over

    That car driver had no business being within 40 feet of a steering wheel.
     
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  8. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    Blew past the front pilot car speeding and somehow its not her fault? o_O
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    It’s Texas. When they do stuff they do it big-especially lawsuits!
     
  10. TheLoadOut

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    73 and 2 churches in one day, somebody wasn't answering her prayers, perhaps he wanted a face to face chat with her, but he may have gone a little overboard.
     
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