Although there will never be enough money to adequately compensate the grieving family of a person who died due to the negligence of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be the best option to move forward and recover pecuniary compensation for all of your damages. While a wrongful death lawsuit may be the last thing on a family’s mind after their loved one was unexpectedly taken from them, it may be the only way to begin to recover from the financial burden associated with your loved ones death, including unpaid medical bills and funeral expenses. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys, who have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients, at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm for a free consultation so that you can learn what legal remedies you may be entitled to.
The estate of a Georgetown, South Carolina man killed in a crash involving two tractor-trailers last year in Orangeburg County, South Carolina has won a settlement of $11 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The estate of Kenneth Avis was awarded the settlement, with $6 million being allocated to the survival action and $5 million to the wrongful death action, in the U.S. District Court on July 11 of this year. Mr. Avis’s estate will receive $7.2 million, $3.9 million from the survival action and $3.3 million from the wrongful death action.
Mr. Avis, 48 years-old, died of thermal injuries sustained in the crash when his tractor-trailer collided with another tractor-trailer on South Carolina (S.C.) Highway 4, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Mr. Avis was driving a 2015 Volvo westbound on S.C. 4 when it struck a 2016 Freightliner being driven eastbound on Neeses Highway by David Lee Gullikson.
Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the loss. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. An attorney will be here 24/7 to answer your questions. Your needs are our top priority!