Late one night our client was working as a heavy-duty tow truck driver on the side of I-95. Two cars were involved in a lane change accident. One car caused the other to spin out of control. The other car crushed our client between the car and the tow truck. Our client suffered multiple broken bones in his leg and pelvis.
He went through a long painful recovery and had to take a lower paying job because he could not keep up with the physical demands of being a tow truck driver. One of the cars in the accident was a service loaner from a local dealership. The dealership argued the Graves Amendment prevented our client from suing the dealership. We obtained what appears to be the first ruling on this issue in Florida. The court ruled the Graves Amendment does not apply to service loaners. The jury’s verdict made up for our client’s lost wages and the harm he suffered.