Our office was co-counsel in the representation of an 18 month old minor survivor in an accident that claimed the lives of her parents. A settlement was secured on her behalf as well as on behalf of both of her parents estates. Damages: Loss of support & consortium. JANE DOE, a minor child v. DEFENDANT TRUCKING COMPANY.
Heather Miller was a restrained passenger in a Honda Civic when a semi-tractor truck driving in the opposite direction attempted to pass another vehicle and struck the Civic head on. The semi-tractor drove up and onto the Civic. Both Ms. Miller and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Our office was hired by Ms. Miller's father to represent the young son that she left behind. After filing a lawsuit on the minor child's behalf, our office secured a settlement in the amount of $800,000. Note: The driver of the Honda Civic was represented by another firm and settled for an additional, undisclosed amount. Injuries: Multiple blunt force traumatic injuries resulting in death. Damages: Loss of earning capacity, loss of parent, pain & suffering. ESTATE OF HEATHER MILLER v. DIONISIO CRUZ
Early one morning in October 2006, Arnal Smallwood, his daughter, two of his nephews and three of his employees were driving to a job site when a car driven by Matthew McQueary hit them head on at a high rate of speed. As a result of this crash, Mr. Smallwood, his daughter, her unborn child, one of his nephews and one of his employees were killed as was the driver of the other vehicle. Our office was hired to represent the families of three of the deceased as well as one survivor of the crash. Due to the severity of the crash and the number of injuries and fatalities associated with it, our office sent an offer to the defendant's insurer within days of the accident. Policy limits of $100,000 per individual and $300,000 per accident from the Defendant's insurer were obviously not sufficient to cover all costs involved. Our office sent an offer to all insurance companies involved for all policy limits available. All insurance companies involved agreed [...]
$291,000 Recovery: Our client was walking to his mailbox to get his mail when he was struck by a US Postal Service truck that was driving in reverse down the street. Unfortunately, the postal service employee had forgotten to deliver a package to a previous address and instead of turning around to go back, he choose to back down the street for a distance of more than 192 feet. The US Postal service found that the employee was at fault through it's own investigation, however they did not want to admit liability. Due to the negligence of the postal employee, our client suffered severe spinal injuries that required surgery. However, prior to surgery being performed, it was discovered that he had laryngeal cancer that was untreatable due to the spinal injuries. Our client never left the hospital following his accident, passing away a short 38 days later of pneumonia due to his compromised immune system. Due to the wrongful death of our 77 year old client, the US Postal [...]