Pedestrian’s Estate Obtains $1.67 Million Settlement After Being Struck in the Highway Median by a Texting Driver
On 6/27/2018, Plaintiff, who was five months pregnant, was driving and struck a deer in the highway, which disabled her vehicle. She put on her flashers and walked to the median to call a tow truck. Meanwhile, Defendant, who was texting while driving, did not notice the emergency flashers on the stopped vehicle until it was too late, whereby she swerved her vehicle onto the median and struck and killed Plaintiff. Two other good samaritans who stopped to assist Plaintiff were also struck and killed by Defendant. Their cases also settled for the same amount for each. The total settlement was $5,0000.00 for the three families, which was the maximum amount of insurance coverage available.