On December 27, 2013, a devoted hard-working dad, Werner Letterman, was on his way home from his job as a plumber, excited to see his only child, 14-year-old Tyler, and the new puppy he had given to Tyler, just two days before for Christmas.
Werner and Tyler were the best of buddies. They did everything together and they were each other’s complete world. Everything that Tyler knew and relied on came from his dad. His dad was his hero.
His dad nurtured Tyler’s great baseball prowess, and Tyler was such a strong pitcher, that the two had hoped and dreamed that Tyler would either be the first in his family to go to college on a baseball scholarship, or perhaps even be good enough to play professionally.
But on that fateful day, only two days after Christmas, December 27, 2013, Werner Letterman never made it home to his 14-year-old son, ever again.
Because the right front tire of the sewage pumper truck he was driving blew out on I-95 in Palm Beach County, Florida. Causing the truck to veer off the road, overturning and crashing into some trees.
Unfortunately, Werner was instantly killed as a result of this catastrophic accident, leaving a heartbroken Tyler in the care of his grandmother, Susan.
IN THIS INSIDER EXCLUSIVE “JUSTICE IN AMERICA” NETWORK TV SPECIAL, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA – Werner & Tyler Letterman’s Story”, our news team is on location in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to meet with Tyler, Susan, and their amazing legal team Don Fountain and Julie Littky-Rubin, Ptrs at Clark Fountain La Vista Littky-Rubin & Whitman to discuss all the extraordinary challenges and hurdles they successfully overcame to touch the hearts and souls of the jurors who awarded the family a verdict of $15,502,880.00.
By advancing an ingenious product defect theory…. That although the chassis of the vehicle was not brand-new, the redesign and modification created a “new” product and therefore, Florida’s strict liability rules and regulations for ‘new vehicles” did apply. This legal theory had never been advanced in any prior case.
This case exposed the industry that modifies commercial trucks and repurposes commercial trucks is largely unregulated…. And there are no real regulations that apply to it. And in Florida strict liability for product defects only apply to new vehicles.
The Letterman verdict has awakened the industry to promote some level of safety and financial responsibility in that market. We expect that this verdict has alerted companies in the truck modification community to improve their safety practices.
Don and Julie have earned reputations as unyielding trial lawyers who repeatedly represents individuals and families against big companies and the Goliaths of the world. And repeatedly win. And their amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide their clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.
You can contact, Don Fountain, and Julie Littky-Rubin, Ptrs @ Clark Fountain La Vista Littky-Rubin & Whitman @ https://www.clarkfountain.com/