$185,000 Settlement – Wrongful Death & Auto Accident
Attorney: Adam Smith
A work van ran through a red light and collided with a vehicle driven by our client, who was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. The defendant and their insurance carrier contended that our client’s pregnancy was not “viable” and that we could not present a Wrongful Death claim. We secured an expert who opined that with advances in medicine, a 17-week old fetus can be viable, and we obtained a fetal death certificate from the county in which the collision occurred. We also secured an opinion letter from our client’s therapist stating that in her view, she had lost a child. The claim settled at mediation for $185,000 in total compensation.
Nothing can ever make up for the loss of a child, but we were at least pleased to have helped our client get the justice she deserved in this case.