Prince Glover Hayes Partner, Matt Glover, Settles Wrongful Death Case
August 24, 2021, 9:12am
Matt Glover, a partner in Prince Glover Hayes law firm, recently settled a wrongful death case for the limits of all available insurance. Matt’s client’s husband was killed when a dump truck struck him as he was walking on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 331 in Walton County, Florida. Almost simultaneously, the dump truck collided with our client’s husband’s vehicle which was disabled in the roadway due to a fender bender that had happened minutes before. The driver of the dump truck was attempting to change lanes and looked over his shoulder and failed to see Matt’s client’s husband. Law enforcement reported the truck was going the speed limit after they claimed they downloaded the black box. Matt was suspicious so he personally went to the inspection in Florida along with the accident reconstruction expert he had hired. The expert performed several diagnostic tests on the vehicles involved. Using these test results along with other evidence Matt and PGH investigator Ken Swindle obtained, it was determined that the driver of the dump truck was going 14 miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of impact. Without this evidence, Matt would have been in for a long fight. Lawyers need to do their own homework and not rely on what other agencies report. Matt thinks this is just one of the ways Prince Glover Hayes is different from other law firms. This case also illustrates why victims need to act quickly. If our client had delayed, the dump truck would have been repaired and the ability to download the black box would have disappeared. Prince Glover Hayes maintains an extensive network of subject matter experts who can help determine precisely how a crash happened. This work may involve interviewing witnesses, studying the scene, and inspecting the vehicles involved to gather valuable evidence. Jeff Gray, an attorney in Geneva, Alabama, associated Matt on this case and together they were able to reach a satisfactory settlement for their client. Jeff is one of many attorneys across the state who frequently refer or associate Prince Glover Hayes. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision involving a large truck, please call Matt or any of the other truck wreck attorneys at Prince Glover Hayes for a free consultation.