A Missouri man who was rear-ended two years ago by a FedEx delivery truck is suing for more than $50,000 in compensation. Anthony Taylor filed his suit on January 24th, 2011, in Madison County Circuit Court where he claims negligence on the part of Stephen L. Herring, the driver for FedEx.
Taylor was driving west on Interstate 70 near Marine Township, when he was forced to slow his speed due to heavy traffic. Taylor claims Herring, driving a FedEx delivery truck, sped up behind him, crashing into the rear of his vehicle. Taylor stated both his neck and back were injured in the crash. He is asking for $50,000 for medical expenses, lost wages and court costs, and is currently represented by Creighton Cohn of Clayton, Missouri. Taylor and his attorney have requested a jury trial in this matter.
Many times FedEx, UPS and other delivery drivers can be the cause of serious automobile accidents because of pressure to make on-time deliveries as quickly as possible. This business expectation can lead to negligent driving and can often result in tragedy. In many cases, we have seen drivers who have received little to no training in these large trucks.