Verdict reach in wrongful death lawsuit after fatal accident

Saturday August 24, 2019

While it would be ideal for people to know that they would be safe whenever they get behind the wheel, they cannot control the behavior of other drivers in Connecticut. Unfortunately, there are definitely those people out there who are careless and participate in distracting activities while they are operating their vehicle. There are others who are reckless or who are fatigued and unable to maintain concentration.

For one family in Georgia, one person’s ignorant decision ultimately claimed the lives of five people, including two children in a fatal car accident after their vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Early investigations revealed that the truck driver appeared to have done nothing to avoid the collision when his truck veered into the path of a small SUV. Further investigations suggested that the driver may have fallen asleep when his truck crossed the median. 

One of the five people killed in the SUV was a woman whose husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the steel company where the truck driver was employed. In a startling settlement that was arranged recently, it was determined that the victim party would receive a payout of $285,065,000. The breakdown was $150 million for wrongful death and another $30 million for pain and suffering. $100 million would be given for punitive damages and $65 million for legal fees. 

If people have been hurt or worse yet killed because of the negligence of another, they may be entitled to compensation for the suffering that has been endured. An attorney can play a critical role in facilitating the process of taking such serious matters to court. 

Source: wrbl.com, “Historic $280,065,000 verdict delivered in wrongful death suit Madere v. Schnitzer,” Mikhaela Singleton, Aug. 23, 2019

Get in Touch

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer today.

News & insights
The Negative Impact of Tailgating
Articles

The Negative Impact of Tailgating

9

August
2022

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits
Articles

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits

12

July
2022

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents
Articles

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

12

July
2022

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It
News

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It

11

June
2022

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice
Articles

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice

11

June
2022

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Articles

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

10

June
2022

Connecticut Auto Accident Laws to Be Aware Of
Articles

Connecticut Auto Accident Laws to Be Aware Of

9

June
2022

How Liability Is Determined for Defective Products
Articles

How Liability Is Determined for Defective Products

26

May
2022

The Most Common Personal Injury Cases
Articles

The Most Common Personal Injury Cases

24

May
2022

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Articles

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You

22

May
2022