If your loved one has passed away due to injuries sustained in an accident, you may be able to recover money damages for yourself and on behalf of their estate. Specifically, you may be able to receive money for loss of companionship, loss of future earnings, loss of benefits, and punitive damages. Our expert Boston wrongful death attorneys will make sure you receive the maximum financial compensation that is available to you. Call our Massachusetts wrongful death and automobile accident attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!
Sixteen-year-old Travis Tillett passed away on September 14, 2012, from the injuries he sustained in a tragic car accident. Travis and sixteen-year-old Justin Miller were driving to the SUN Area Technical Institute in a car driven by Justin. Police say that Justin was driving 89 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour speed zone at the time of the accident. While Justin was attempting to pass a slower vehicle, he hit an embankment and his car rolled several times.
Travis was thrown out of the vehicle. He died from a traumatic brain injury the next morning. Justin was initially charged with felony homicide by vehicle, but because he is a minor, his case was transferred to juvenile court where he received a less severe punishment.
The settlement was between Justin’s insurance carrier and Travis’ parents on behalf of his estate. The insurance carrier will pay the estate $150,000, the full amount of the available insurance. According to the court order, $25,000 will be paid to attorney David F. Will and $25,000 to attorney Jerry Lindheim.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car or other motor vehicle accident, you may be able to receive substantial money damages for your injuries. If a loved one has passed away due to their injuries, you may be able to recover damages for that person’s injuries as if they had survived. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 to speak with our car accident and wrongful death legal specialists.