Doe Minor Children v. John Doe

Minh Tri Nguyen

Practice Area:Wrongful Death

Outcome:$1,375,000.00

Description:This a wrongful death case brought by the children of a woman who was killed in an auto crash when a drunk driver lost control of his car and caused a head-on collision. The drunk driver carried a minimal insurance policy of $100,000 which was paid to the half-sister of the Doe Children before any of the Doe Minor Children made a claim. The Doe Minor Children offered to settle their claims for $83,333.33 (5/6 of the policy because there were five remaining minor children who did not settle when their half-sister obtained the full policy). When the carrier refused, the children sued and recovered $1,375,000.00.