On December 13, the attorneys of Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC obtained a verdict of nearly $2,300,000 for their client who suffered a brain injury when an Imo’s delivery driver crossed the center line of the road and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle head on. In the case of Bruntjen v. Imo’s Franchising, et al., the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff after 8 hours of deliberation
Of significance in the case was the jury’s determination that Imo’s Franchising, Inc. is responsible for the conduct of the delivery drivers working for its franchises. Imo’s tried to convince the jury that all responsibility for driver conduct rests with the individual franchises rather than Imo’s itself.
Attorney, Charles Armbruster, said “It’s sad that it took a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to make Imo’s confront its delivery practices so that safety no longer takes a back seat to making money.”
Imo’s last settlement offer before trial was $500,000.