This is obviously a horrible case. This guy was killed on his way to class.
Waldorf, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011
Alpert Schreyer, LLC has filed a $5 million Maryland wrongful death lawsuit for the family of a College of Southern Maryland student who was killed on January 21, 2010, by a Cargo Transporters, Inc. truck driver.
Alpert Schreyer, LLC publicly announced that the multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed on Thursday, March 3, 2010, in the Charles County Circuit Court against the truck driver and his employer.
According to the case files, King W. Mungai, was reportedly driving a Toyota Corolla across the southbound lanes of Route 301, when a truck struck the side of his vehicle. The collision forced the car off the roadway and into a wooded area just South of the Mitchell Road intersection.
Mungai was treated at the scene by responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams, for serve injuries sustained in the collision. He was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he died during the night.
The tractor trailer failed to stop at the red light, entered the intersection at a high rate of speed, and struck the Mungai car violently, according to the lawsuit. Attorney Michael J. Schreyer of the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC, located in Waldorf and Bowie, filed the suit seeking to recover damages for Mungai’s wife and parents. Mr. Schreyer stated that a motorist who was heading south alongside the truck and stopped at the intersection saw the truck speed through the light and strike Mungai’s vehicle. In reflecting on the severity of this accident, Mr. Schreyer stated, "This is obviously a horrible case. This guy was killed on his way to class."
The wrongful death lawsuit accuses the truck driver, Gordon Scott Barnes of Connelly Springs, NC and his employer, Cargo Transporters, Inc. of Claremont, NC, of negligence. Cargo Transporters provides nationwide interstate freight transportation to furniture and other dry freight companies, according to the company website.
The wrongful death lawsuit is seeking compensatory damages including lost wages, emotional suffering and funeral expenses.
Michael J. Schreyer is co-founder of the law firm Alpert Schreyer and is a practicing Maryland personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. In devoting 16 years to protecting the rights of injured individuals and family members of those killed due to another’s negligence, Mr. Schreyer has developed concrete trial skills and legal knowledge. As a successful appellate advocate, Mr. Schreyer has also overturned and defended trial court decisions through appeals to the highest courts in Maryland.
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