$1,500,000 Settlement — Auto Accident & Wrongful Death
Attorneys: Gene Riddle and Adam Smith
Our client died when a pickup truck tried to pass her sedan and caused a wreck. The defendants denied liability and claimed that our client’s vehicle’s turn signal light did not work or she did not use it to signal a turn. We hired an accident reconstructionist to help us refute allegations that the vehicle’s turn signal was not functioning correctly, and also demonstrated that the defendant vehicle was traveling faster than his speedometer would have indicated because he had utilized after-market tires and a lift kit. Our client’s family was in dire financial need so we made demand for immediate mediation under the threat of filing a lawsuit. Despite the denial of liability by the insurance company we were able to secure a settlement less than 8 months after the collision. The first offer was only $500,000 but our persistence and our hard work on the accident reconstruction was vital to securing the $1,500,000 settlement for the family who was without any life insurance.