Righting Wrong: Case Filed After Dump Truck Overturns, Kills Client

Our Mobile Office recently filed a wrongful death case after our client was injured, and ultimately killed by a dump truck rollover.

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death case is brought forth by the surviving family members or beneficiaries of a deceased individual. These happen when someone’s negligence or intentional actions result in the loss of a loved one’s life.

A Look at the Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Benji Covington’s Estate against the owner of the work site where the incident occurred, Outokumpu, and the owner of the dump truck being operated by Mr. Covington, Big O’s Trucking. The lawsuit alleges:

  • Outokumpu and Big O’s Trucking failed to provide a safe working environment.
  • Big O’s Trucking failed to properly train and instruct Mr. Covington in the proper way to perform his duties and avoid injury. They also failed to properly maintain the subject dump truck.
  • Outokumpu failed to properly load the dump truck and failed to maintain and monitor its premises in the area where the incident occurred in a way that would avoid a foreseeable incident.

Experience Matters

Manufacturers, distributors, property owners, and managers all have a legal duty to make sure the products they make or sell, and the places we live, work, and play in, are safe for us.

Thousands of workers suffer serious injuries or are killed on the job because of defective industrial products every year. In fact, many times, when our workplace injury attorneys are investigating a worker’s compensation case, they discover a defective industrial product is to blame.

Other times, like in this case, the injuries occur due to people on the job site doing something careless or dangerous.

At Beasley Allen we understand the importance of evaluating third-party claims when handling workers’ compensation cases. We leave no stone unturned, ensuring we get justice for our clients.

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