In July 2018, Cohen Milstein successfully settled this personal injury and negligence lawsuit against Elite Auto Logistics, Inc. and Larry Watson on behalf of Lowell Staton. The complaint alleged that Watson’s unsafe driving and negligence caused an accident and the subsequent disabling injuries to our client.

Case Background

On February 2, 2015, Defendant Larry Watson was hauling automobiles in his commercial truck for Defendant Elite Auto Logistics on I-295, in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida.  Our client, Lowell Staton, was in his motor vehicle, traveling ahead of Watson.

Discovery showed that Watson was talking on a cell phone while driving. As a result of his unsafe driving, Watson failed to stop his truck in time for traffic that had backed up in front of him. His failure to stop caused a chain reaction crash that ultimately resulted in Staton’s motor vehicle being struck by another motor vehicle.

On April 17, 2017, Cohen Milstein, on behalf of our client, Lowell Staton, filed an amended complaint against Elite Auto Logistics, Inc. and Larry Watson.  The case alleged that Watson’s negligence caused devastating injuries to our client, who has since had several surgical procedures and is permanently disabled.

The case is Staton v. Elite Auto Logistics, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:17-CV-306-J-25PDB in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division.