$500,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death of 35-Year-Old Man
A wrongful death lawsuit that was filed in 2009, settled for $500,000. The suit was against Andrews Prestressed Concrete after an employee, Simon Trinidad fell into a hopper and died.
The settlement will be split between the estate of the 35-year-old deceased employee and United Heartland, the workers compensation insurance company.
The co-administrators of the estate claimed negligence on the part of APC President Aaron Andrews, which resulted in the man’s death.
They claimed sand was dumped on Trinidad after he fell into the hopper.
The co-administrators of the estate were planned to pay an attorney fee in the amount of 33 percent of the estate's gross settlement amount, plus any expenses incurred in prosecuting the wrongful death claim.
The estate's share of the settlement will stay in a trust account until further court order on the division of the amount among surviving spouse Guadalupe Trinidad and her four young children.
If you have lost a loved one, due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Seattle wrongful death attorney Chris Davis for a free consultation, (206) 727-4000.