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 glassBYTES.com 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 glassBYTES.com and AGRR magazine for further information as it becomes available.
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