Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Whole Foods Big Rig Case Settled

On October 16, 2005, a touring bus carrying the members of the Chippewa Falls High School marching band collided with a semi truck that had overturned on a Wisconsin highway. Five people on the bus were killed in the collision, including several of the band directors. Recently, a wrongful death case brought by the surviving family members of one of the band directors was settled by the upscale grocery store chain, Whole Foods, which owned the semi truck.

It was found that the truck driver, Michael Kozlowski, regularly committed a number of egregious safety violations, including driving on only a few hours of sleep and beginning his shift soon after spending hours consuming alcohol in local drinking establishments.

Although Kozlowski was cleared of criminal charges in the case, Whole Foods recently reached a settlement with several families of those killed in the crash. The terms of these settlements remain undisclosed.

Has someone else’s unsafe practices caused harm to you or a loved one? We can help you understand your legal options. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.