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$2.2 Million Offered Just Minutes Before Trial Begins

Minutes Before Trial, $2,200,000 Settlement is Offered in the Wrongful Death of Woman on Motorized Scooter

Having just arrived at Novi Expo center Frances was lawfully crossing a parking lot aisle while riding in a handicap motorized scooter and was hit by a car that made a left turn down the aisle.

The 73-years-old, suffered severe head injuries including a subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraparenchymal hemorrhage.  After being taken to a local hospital, she underwent a craniotomy and evacuation of hematoma but unfortunately, passed away as a result of the brain swelling and damage sustained following the collision.

Frances’ family brought this automobile negligence/wrongful death case concerning the injuries suffered by, and the resulting death of their mother. They argued that Frances was lawfully crossing the parking lot aisle when the driver struck her with the front end of his vehicle.  It was raining, there was construction and the lot was busy but the family always believed it was the drivers inattention that caused the crash which resulted in Frances’ painful death afterward.

Throughout litigation, the driver and his insurance company refused to admit negligence and maintained that he could not have seen Frances on her scooter until it was too late and they collided.  He and his insurance company retained multiple experts to fight liability and to dispute the nature and extent of Frances’ conscious pain and suffering as well as her life expectancy which they argued was due to various comorbidities. 

After extensive trial preparation and just minutes before opening statements, the insurance company made a significant increase in their settlement offers. The Family received a settlement offer of $2,200,000 that morning.

The attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys have extensive trial experience and aren’t afraid to take their cases to court. Opposing council and the insurance companies know this and fear this. If you have a case, chose an attorney who has the experience and the guts to take it to trial, even if you don’t need to.

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