$1 Million Punitive Damage Settlement for Accident Caused by Asleep Truck Driver
M. v HydroChem
Our 85-year old client was hit head-on by a HydroChem Industrial Services truck which crossed the center line when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Our client sustained a fractured hip, broken rib, pulmonary contusion and a hernia. We sought punitive damages because the driver had been required to work 27 hours at his supervisor’s direction before driving back to the company. The resulting $1 million settlement was paid by the company’s insurer.