DBJ secured a $3.3 million settlement for the family of a Missouri man killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Moark Egg Corp. and its subsidiary, Premier Farms, are responsible for over $3 million of the settlement on behalf of their employee, the driver of the truck.
Donald Keller, 57, was killed when the tractor-trailer veered into his lane and struck his pickup truck head-on. A Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report cited the driver of the tractor-trailer as inattentive, and he was unable to brake in time when a car stopped for a left turn in front of him.
About six weeks prior to the accident, another Premier Farms driver had alerted the company to safety concerns about this particular tractor-trailer, but nothing was done. After the accident, the Highway Patrol’s commercial vehicle enforcement unit found problems with the tractor-trailer’s brakes.
The family was represented by Scott S. Bethune and Wes Shumate of DBJ.
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