SCRANTON — A $3.97 million settlement Munley Law obtained for the family of the victim in a trucking accident case is the second-highest settlement in Pennsylvania in 2015, and the 25th highest in the U.S., according to The National Law Journal.
Handled by Daniel and Marion Munley, the case stemmed from a January 2011 tractor trailer accident on Interstate 80 in Columbia County.
The accident claimed the life of the plaintiff’s husband, who collided with the trailer of another truck whose driver lost control on the snow-covered highway. The defendant in the accident was a driver for PBM, a Texas trucking company; the trailer the driver was hauling was leased to PBM by Republic National Industries of Texas. The nearly $4 million settlement effectively holds PBM and Republic National Industries responsible for the negligence of the defendant, who was cited six separate times by the Pennsylvania State Police in the aftermath of the accident for offenses that included exceeding hours of service and falsifying log books.