Vehicle Accident Settlement
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.
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
26 at time of accident
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