On a rainy Friday afternoon in Stockton, California, an employee of a small landscaping company was driving down I-5 at a high rate of speed. Behind his truck, he was trailing a large tree mulcher/wood chipper.
Suddenly, he lost control of the landscaping truck and the trailer began to swerve violently, fishtailing back and forth across the roadway. The landscaper smashed into the rear end of a nearby semi-truck, then both trucks went into a spin.
The innocent trucker’s out-of-control semi slammed into a metal barrier, then flipped over the guardrail, dropped off the elevated freeway, and landed on the roadway below. Tragically, the trucker suffered fatal head injuries and died on impact. The landscaper who caused the crash survived.
A Grieving Family Seeks Legal Assistance
The trucker’s family, most of whom lived in Mexico, mourned the loss of their beloved son and brother. They knew they needed expert California legal help to start a wrongful death claim against the landscaper.
This horrific case came with numerous complicating factors and challenges. The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers quickly discovered the landscaper was an unlicensed driver and the landscaping company had knowingly allowed him to drive without a license.
Plus, multiple claimants were requesting a portion of the $1 million insurance policy involved with the accident. There was also the challenge of working at a distance between California and Mexico, with potential language barriers.
The Sally Morin Team Steps in to Help
None of these challenges could slow down the team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. At our office, we use a paperless system that makes distance irrelevant, and we have bilingual staff members who can easily do Spanish to English translations.
As for the multiple claims on the insurance policy, we tackled this issue head-on. We negotiated with the other claimants to ensure our client’s family would receive the maximum amount possible from the $1 million policy limit.
You might be wondering what happened to the landscaping business that allowed their unlicensed driver to put everyone at risk on California’s roads. The company had such serious financial trouble in the wake of this situation that they made no financial contribution beyond their insurance company’s payment. We had to make the most out of it.
There’s never a happy ending to a wrongful death case, but our client’s family was grateful to be relieved of the legal burden during their time of sorrow. The family claimed $889,647 of the $1 million insurance policy and, after expenses, had $600,000 to keep in memory of their loved one.
Compassionate Legal Help After A Wrongful Death
After a severe crash that involves wrongful death, you deserve a chance for compensation that helps you move forward. You need California’s best wrongful death law team, Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our team is well-known for having an open and empathetic communication style, which is welcome during such a difficult time. We handle wrongful death cases with professionalism and compassion, so please contact us to seek the full and fair compensation you deserve.
We Handle Your Wrongful Death Claim So You Can Focus on Your Life
After a wrongful death, contact the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle many areas of the law, including semi-accidents and wrongful death cases. We believe you should be able to focus on moving forward while we handle the legal details.
We truly care about the people of California. Contact us today for a free online case evaluation.