Wrongful Death - Defective Dump Trailer

David H. Burns

Practice Area:Wrongful Death

Outcome:Million Dollar Settlement

Description:Young mother on way to work was killed by a dump trailer that came loose from the towing vehicle, because there were no safety features such as a lock bolt or safety chain to prevent such an occurrence. The loose trailer then crossed the median and hit the plaintiff's vehicle head-on killing her. Investigation showed that the problem could have been cured at relatively minor expense.