Doe v. Roe Delivery Corporation
Following an accident caused by a package delivery company driver who ran a red light and “t” boned a taxi-cab, killing the taxi-cab driver, Mr. Horwitz filed suit on behalf of the decedent’s family. The defendant driver was terminated three days after the accident based on his failure to pass a mandatory drug screen. After a mediation where Mr. Horwitz provided evidence that the delivery company failed to follow its internal hiring procedures, failed to test its drivers, failed to screen its new hires, failed to maintain the proper licenses and permits, failed to supervise its drivers and failed to follow post-accident reporting procedures as mandated by the FTSB, the delivery company offered Mr. Horwitz’s clients $1 million. On Mr. Horwitz’s advice, his clients turned down the offer of $l million. Two days later they were offered and accepted $1,500,000. The decedent was in his late 50’s, earning less than $40,000 per year.