Our client was walking across a major highway in Delaware County at night. There was a thunderstorm at the time of the accident and visibility was poor. As the plaintiff stepped off an island separating traffic he was struck by a truck.
Although there were no independent witnesses we were able to establish through our traffic reconstruction expert that the truck was exceeding the speed limit at the time of impact.
Our client had a very spotty work history and therefore had no real expectations of future earnings. He died immediately upon impact and there was no claim for pain and suffering. Our client, though, was survived by a one-year-old child.
Based on the testimony of our traffic reconstruction expert we were able to obtain a settlement which ensured the child’s financial security for the remainder of his life. The future payments to the child will total in excess of $1,250,000.