Edward Eugene Harris was involved in an accident a few years ago after which he filed a case in District Court involving four parties including The Kenan Advantage Group Inc, Valden Transport Inc, Charles Ray Smith, and Transport Service LLC. Case involving a 10 year old accident goes to trial.
According to the lawsuit, the parties involved failed to act correctly as the driver did not execute the right action based on a signal, and didn’t provide the right of way to the plaintiff’s vehicle.
The incident happened about 10 years ago in 2009 when Harris was traveling on Pike Street in a Kia Rio 2009 model. He was seated in the front seat when a Peterbilt 2008 tractor-trailer rammed into the vehicle. The driver of the Peterbilt tractor-trailer was identified as Smith.
More About the Case
According to the suit, Smith had a duty to follow all federal and state laws while driving the vehicle.
The original complaint was filed by Harris in 2016. According to the complaint, the defendants are accountable for omissions and wrongful actions committed by their employee/agent, Smith.
Harris seeks punitive damages, compensatory damages, attorney fees, expenses and costs incurred due to the lawsuit, and judgment interests.
Court Announces Trial
A trial is scheduled for March 3, 2020, for a lawsuit alleging recklessness being the cause of a vehicle accident. A final settlement conference for the case is scheduled for February 20, according to an order created by Federal Judge Thomas E. Johnston.
A first settlement meeting is planned for January 6. According to the court order, Discovery has to be completed by October 15. Moreover, the court announced that it may impose appropriate sanctions if either party fails to appear at the conference.
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