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$100,000 Settlement Paid After Fleeing Driver Causes Death

Case Type: Fatal Wrong Way Driver Accident Settlement

Settlement: $100,000

Plaintiff: Estate of Decedent
Defendant: Confidential
Case Number: Confidential
Judge: Confidential
Location: Wayne County Circuit Court
Date of Settlement: March 29, 2017

Facts of the Case

On August 2, 2016, our client was driving home from work on a Michigan highway. At the same time, another vehicle was fleeing from the police in the opposite direction due to suspected shoplifting. The driver of the fleeing vehicle crossed the center line of the highway and t-boned our client’s vehicle. She died due to blunt trauma in the accident.

The fleeing driver was arrested for causing death in the accident and is facing criminal charges. He was driving his parents’ vehicle at the time of the accident, which was insured. We pursued a wrongful death claim against the driver and his parents and received a settlement from the insurance company.

Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered

  • Death

Other Types of Damages

  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Damages under Michigan law

Legal Issues in the Case

  • Was the defendant negligent in causing the accident?
  • Was the defendant driver operating his parents’ vehicle with their consent and permission?
  • Was the insurance company for the parent’s vehicle liable to pay a settlement under the policy?

What We Did To Win The Settlement

We obtained the full police investigation and accident reconstruction information. It was clear that liability could not be contested by the defendant. We learned that the striking vehicle was in the name of the driver’s parents and notified the insurance company of the claim. We presented the accident report and medical information to the adjuster. The adjuster agreed to pay the full $100,000 insurance policy limits as a settlement to the family.

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$100,000: Fatal Wrong Way Driver Accident Settlement

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