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$4,300,000 SETTLEMENT - Drunk Driver Causes Head-On Crash Killing 73 Year Old Man

We represented the estate of a 73 year old man for a wrongful death claim and his wife for a loss of consortium claim arising out of a head-on crash with a drunk driver.  The drunk driver was operating her spouse’s company car.  As a result of the impact, our client died instantly.   Working with a professional video company, we created a video depicting the powerful testimony expected from trial witnesses, who explained the many enjoyments of life lost by our client.   In addition to the video, we presented a power point presentation  laying out the harms and losses attributable to the crash.  While the insurance carriers initially disputed coverage and the amount that the harms and losses were worth, the case settled after a second day at mediation and days before eight depositions were going to be taken of the defendant driver, the owners of the business, and other essential witnesses.

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