Safelite Settles Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The (W. Va.) Charleston Gazette reported on Monday Safelite Auto Glass Corp has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for $2.5 million.

According to the article, the suit was brought by the family of Bryan Dennis Abshire of Branchland, W.Va., who died in a six-vehicle crash that took place in October 2002. The newspaper reported that Safelite agreed to settle with attorneys from the law firm of Truman Chafin, a plantiff's lawyer who also serves as a state senator.

According to the newspaper report, Abshire was not involved in the initial crash but was killed when a van sideswiped a northbound Dodge truck, sending the truck out of control and into the southbound lane where it struck Abshire's Cheverolet Lumina.

What did Safelite pay $2.5 million for? No one seems to be talking. Efforts by™ to reach the attorney, the reporter of the news item and Safelite have been unsuccessful. How was the glass involved? At this point we don't know. But it is a huge amount of money for a glass company to pay in this sort of situation. Stay tuned to and AGRR magazine for further information as it becomes available.

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