A jury in Lauderdale County returned one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the county’s history last month, finding Dollar General at fault for injuries suffered by a delivery driver. The jury awarded Howard Luttrell compensatory damages in the amount of $925,000. The lawsuit was filed in 2013 against the company. Luttrell transported a delivery from the Dollar General distribution center in Scottsville, Ky., to a store in Florence, Ala.
Upon arriving at the store, the driver opened the back door of his truck to unload the cargo. Part of the cargo came crashing down on him. He suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulder and other parts of his body. The injuries resulted in Luttrell undergoing extensive medical treatment and incurring medical expenses.
Dollar General was responsible for packing the cargo into the delivery truck. It was proved that Dollar General loaded and prepared the trailer in a dangerous and unsafe manner, loaded it in such a way that the heavy totes caused injuries to Luttrell. The Plaintiff was represented by Huntsville lawyers Joe King and Joey Aiello, along with Albert Trousdale of Florence. These lawyers did a very good job in the case.
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