$2,500,000: Firm Represents Three-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Mother in a Vehicle Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION:

A three-year-old boy lost his mother in a vehicle collision caused by a military service member on active duty. Decedent was a 26-year-old housekeeper who was fatally injured when defendant, operating a military Humvee as part of a vehicle convoy, caused a head-on collision on State Route 62 in the County of San Bernardino. The matter was litigated under the Federal Torts Claims Act and eventually resolved at a settlement conference in United States District Court, Central District of California.

FINAL RESULT:

$2,500,000 Settlement

PLAINTIFF’S CONTENTIONS AS TO LIABILITY:

Defendant driver fell asleep at the wheel and veered into Plaintiff’s mother’s vehicle, leading to her death.

DEFENDANT’S CONTENTIONS AS TO LIABILITY:

The circumstances of the incident are not significantly disputed. Defendant, United States, did dispute the monetary value of Plaintiff’s damages.

TYPE OF CASE:

Federal Government Liability

DATE & LOCATION OF INCIDENT:

San Bernardino, CA

DECEDENT’S AGE:

26 at time of accident

DECEDENT’S OCCUPATION:

Housekeeper

PLAINTIFFS’ ATTORNEY:

Darren Aitken

AITKEN * AITKEN * COHN

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