Torts and Negligence

Torts and Negligence

Ronnie was injured when a van driven by Toby slammed into Ronnie’s car.  The van belonged to Jabil and Toby was authorized to drive the van to and from work.   Toby was killed in the accident. The results of the investigation showed that Toby was traveling at a high rate of speed and his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit.  Ronnie sued Jabil Circuit and Toby’s estate for gross negligence and asked for compensatory and punitive damages.

  • Will Ronnie recover?  Why or why not?
  • If Ronnie recovers, which party/parties will be responsible?  Provide examples, laws or other relevant information to support your answer.