Three young children were waiting for their school bus. Before it came, an automobile lost control and left the highway, killing one child and injuring two others.
The driver of the automobile had a small insurance policy which could not compensate the children and their families. Through painstaking investigation, we were able to prove that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation allowed the roadway to deteriorate, causing the car to lose control.
In spite of the fact that police testified for Penn DOT that the car did not leave the road at the deteriorated site, through cross-examination and the testimony of expert and fact witnesses, who had relocated and had to be flown in from around the country, we were able to convince the jury otherwise. The verdict at of $2.25 Million at the time was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Chester County history.