$1,065,000 SETTLEMENT ARISING OUT OF HEAD-ON FATAL COLLISION WITH 18-WHEELER
APRIL 15, 2013
A vehicle occupied by our client’s relatives was heading southbound on Interstate 59 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck (travelling northbound on Interstate 59) experienced a catastrophic failure of its front tire. The semi to crossed the median and entered the southbound lanes of Interstate 59, striking the smaller vehicle and killing the four occupants thereof. The deceased were survived by our seven clients who consisted of the wife and four children of the driver, the three siblings of a passenger (which consisted of the driver’s wife and her two siblings) and three children of the other two passengers (which consisted of the driver’s wife and her two siblings).
After a year of extensive discovery and pre-trial motions (to resolve insurance coverage issues), the lawyers of St. Martin & Bourque were able to settle our client’s claims for a total of $1,065,000.