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    Jury Awards $165 Million Against FedEx

    Posted on - Sunday, January 25, 2015 under Truck Accidents

    Tragic FedEx Truck Crash Victims Get Justice
    In June of 2011, a FedEx Tractor Trailer Truck was travelling along Interstate 10 around 1:30am when it slammed into the rear of a passenger vehicle on the side of the interstate with its emergency flashers on. A picture of the crash is provided from the Las Cruces Sun-News. The tractor trailer truck crash killed a young mother, her 4 year old daughter, and Federal Express tractor trailer truck driver. The sole survivor from the trucking accident was a one year old boy.

    A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against FedEx and their agents seeking financial recovery for the wrongful deaths of the young mother and her 4 year old daughter. FedEx never took any responsibility for the deaths of either their driver or the others in the truck accident. Costly litigation ensued and the case ultimately resulted in an 8 day trial by jury in the state courts of New Mexico.

    After hearing testimony from both sides for 8 days, the jury of men and women returned a verdict in favor of the family of the young mother and 4 year old girl and against FedEx for $165.5 million. The jury found FedEx 95% at fault for the deaths, which means that the family is set to receive just over $157 million for their lost loved ones. The amount of this jury verdict certainly sends a message to FedEx that they need to address their driver training. In this instance, thankfully, justice prevailed.

    Proven. Personal. Parian.