Werner Pays $150M to Settle Crash Litigation, Avoid Nuclear Verdict

Discussion in 'Truckers News' started by Eddiec, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    That’s not true I’ve met several people who killed someone while driving a truck and they are just fine.

    1) Driver finishes his 10 hour break, pretrips the truck and then walks into the truck stop to use the bathroom. Comes back, checks the mirrors and then pulls out. As he’s leaving the truck stop he sees people flagging him down so he stops.

    A mentally retarded worker (not a joke, actually retarded) was cleaning the parking lot and crawled down by his tandems to pick up trash and was killed. The D.A. looked at it but declined to prosecute. When the D.A. didn’t prosecute, the company decided not to punish the driver either.

    2) Flash rainstorm and a motorcyclist driving beside a truck in the passing lane lost control and went under the tandem wheels of the driver I knew. Same story. D.A. declined to prosecute and the company didn’t punish him either.
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  3. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Road Train Member

    Nov 26, 2016
    Well they were definitely fortunate that it didn't screw them up to the point that couldn't drive again. For some when something bad like that happens it really jacks with their ability to get past the horrific nature of it. Knew a guy one time that rolled over an killed a farmer. Wasn't his fault. It was caused by a reckless driver passing him as the farmer pulled out of a field. He tried maneuvering to avoid the farmer but rolled over in the process. He never drove a truck again. It ate him up mentally.
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  4. Tumbleweed TowMan

    Tumbleweed TowMan Light Load Member

    Jun 22, 2022
    That's advocating for (and apparently admitting to) a hit and run.
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  5. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Definitely, all three should be charged and jailed.
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  6. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    The precedent this sets is horrifying.

    Someone suicidal can just stop in the middle of the interstate or someone again can do what happened here again leaving their kids in the car all the for family to collect millions upon millions of dollars.

    Fault does NOT matter..
    That's why there's all those billboards of lawyers advertising if you'd been involved in a truck crash call them.
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  7. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Heavy Load Member

    Nov 26, 2020
    I think the most accurate verdict would be to honor those kids lives, and hang the parents. Leaving your kids in a highway travel lane. F*** the hanging, chain them to the travel lane. What a f****** world
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