Vehicle operator’s failure to secure load costs man his life after brick goes through windshield.
While many details of this horrific incident are unknown at this point, a 73-year-old man was killed over the weekend after a brick fell off an oncoming vehicle and went crashing through his windshield. Individual drivers and businesses (and their employees) owe the public a duty to exercise the highest degree of care when using the roadways, which includes taking all necessary precautions to ensure their trailers, equipment, and loads are properly secured.
Unfortunately, this firm has encountered similar situations in the past after a man was killed when a bouncing tire penetrated his windshield. For more information, click here. In that instance, Monsees & Mayer worked quickly, but diligently, to exhaust all applicable insurance proceeds and obtained a settlement for the family in the amount of $2,100,000.