Updated on: 2/16/2023
An 80 year-old man was tragically killed when a semi-truck ran a red light and t-boned him while going through an intersection in Tacoma in 2021. The man died at the scene. Davis Law Group represented the man's surviving spouse and two adult children in a subsequent wrongful death lawsuit brought against the driver and the trucking company.
The insurance company tried to pay as little as possible to the surviving family members, arguing that the 80 year old was killed instantly and endured no pain or suffering. That issue was disputed throughout the case, prolonging the family's grieving.
The last offer from the insurance company at mediation was $750,000. The defendants argued that the decedant's life expectancy was extremely short due to his advanced age, and therefore he only had a ferw years to live anyway.
The parties settled a few days before trial. Our attorneys negotiated a settlement that was five times higher than the last offer at mediation.
Davis Law Group's History of Success
The legal team at Davis Law Group has a proven track record of succes against trucking companies and their insurance providers. Recently, we recovered $600,000 for a motorcyclist who was struck by a semi-truck making an improper left turn.
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