Woman rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer – $3,596,360
Near Madison, Wisconsin a young woman was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer at highway speed and tragically died at the scene. We represented the young woman’s estate and her parents in a wrongful death case against the truck driver, the trucking company, and auto maker. The case involved an unqualified driver as well as a trucking company that either failed to do a proper background check or knowingly allowed an unqualified driver to operate.
We consulted and retained top industry experts to investigate and provide opinions. We successfully argued that the truck driver and company were negligent as well as showed that the auto maker was responsible for a safety equipment failure that may have helped save our client’s life. After an initial low-ball settlement offer based on the parties disputing their level of liability, we effectively negotiated a total settlement of $3,596,360.
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