$6,000,000 Verdict - Truck Accident
Tractor Trailer Collision on rainy Highway 70. It was a horrible rain storm and our client’s driver lost control in the rain and left the roadway. Their vehicle went up an embankment, hit a light pole and spun back onto the highway. On the highway, a semi, which was going too fast and should have never been on the road to begin with, broadsided the car in which our client was riding. The driver was killed. The passenger, a bright, young high school sophomore was brain injured for life. Her mother still cares for her. We secured a multi-million dollar settlement which provides a stream of income for the disabled girl. Her mother still cares for her daughter in her home. It was a sad and tragic collision. Both drivers should have been more careful. Heavy trucks which take a long time to stop must adjust their speed for the conditions. Federal Motor Carrier laws require drivers of commercial vehicles to pull over and stop when the weather is too treacherous. What was on that truck that was so important that it cost the life of one and forever changed the life of another? Nothing! If you have a loved one or friend injured by a semi, tractor-trailer or truck call us for help.
$1,250,000 Settlement - Wrongful Death
Michael, a 22-year-old, was killed when the driver of the car in which he was riding clipped another vehicle and crashed, ejecting him from the car. Investigation of this accident revealed that the driver of Michael’s car was intoxicated and drove at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, despite the pleas of her passengers to slow down. The driver was ultimately charged with involuntary manslaughter. Wolfgram & Associates, P.C. filed suit against the driver and the bar that overserved her, and the case settled for insurance policy limits of $1,275,000.00. A drunk driver takes a life. We sue drunk drivers. We also sue bars and restaurants who serve underage drivers and customers who have obviously had too much. You must jump on these cases. We get witness statements, debit and credit card receipts, phone records and all other information that might lead to the people responsible for putting a drunk driver on the road.
$750,000 Settlement - Product Liability
John was killed when the passenger door of the box truck in which he was riding opened unexpectedly and he fell out, striking his head on the road. On behalf of John’s parents, Wolfgram & Associates, P.C. filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County, Missouri, against the truck manufacturer and the company that leased the trucks to John’s employer. During discovery, we uncovered records from the truck leasing company showing that, on numerous prior occasions, the doors on similar box trucks had opened unexpectedly while the trucks were in transit. However, the truck leasing company failed to take these trucks out of service while they investigated the cause of these door openings. At mediation we were able to negotiate a $750,000.00 settlement.