$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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.