A widow in Pennsylvania has been awarded a settlement of more than $3.2 million. Her husband was killed by a large metal cylinder that fell off a tractor-trailer and smashed through his windshield, killing him instantly.
The woman sued the truck driver, the transportation company he worked for, and the coal mine which owned the equipment that was being transported. The complaint alleged that all three entities shared the blame for not properly loading and securing the equipment.
The jury spread the blame among the driver, his company and the coal mine, with the coal mine receiving the least amount of blame. That company says it will appeal the decision, claiming it had no part in the wrongful death, which happened several miles from their location.
Personal injury law can be complex, and when you have been injured or your family member has his or her life cut short due to the negligence of others, you need help.
In Georgia, Atlanta personal injury attorney David Van Sant specializes in working with the victims of accidents of all types. His skill and caring nature combine for a powerful support system. As a personal injury attorney he works with the victims of accidents of all types, as well as widows and widowers who are left with families to raise and the pain and loss of their spouse.
For more information, contact the Law Offices of David Van Sant.