National sandwich chain under fire for 'freaky fast' deliveries
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 11, 2014 in Pedestrian Accidents
While there may not be an Jimmy John's sandwich shops in Connecticut, people here are likely familiar with the name. This national sandwich chain's claim to fame is not so much about its sandwiches, but about how fast they can be delivered. With the claim that their deliveries are "freaky fast," some might say the company is promoting unsafe driving habits among its employees.
One person who is making this claim is the daughter of a man who was killed in a pedestrian accident by a delivery driver for Jimmy John's. The daughter has recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company, alleging that the company's focus on speed is putting the public at risk. Moreover, she says the company also contributed to her father's death. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the company has been in trouble over its "freaky fast" deliver times.
Alleging that a company is responsible, whether partially or completely, for a pedestrian's death could be tricky to prove. Anyone in Connecticut who has lost a loved one because of some employee's negligence, however, may want to work with a personal injury lawyer to try to hold that company liable. After all, if the employee was just doing what his or her bosses had instructed, isn't the company partly to blame?
In this most recent pedestrian accident, the man who was hit was walking his dog across the street when the delivery car slammed into him. The driver had been looking at his car's clock when he hit the man. It is unknown if this man's daughter is also suing the driver.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Jimmy John's sued in pedestrian's death," Richard Webner, Feb. 5, 2014