Practice Area: Wrongful death
Outcome: $1.5 million
Description: A family of three was waiting at a bus stop when they were stuck by a car driven by an 80 year-old driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Tragically, the young son was killed, while his mother and sister were severely injured. Allstate Insurance hired an aggressive lawyer to defend their insured driver and offered the family a minimal settlement. The lawyer argued that the driver had 'blacked out' and therefore was not negligent or at fault. The horrific nature of this case made major headlines and attracted a great deal of media attention. As the family's personal injury attorney, I was able to turn the tables on Allstate and get the family a settlement award in excess of $1.5 million which allowed them to put their life back together after such a horrible tragedy.