Waste Spillage Fatality

We recovered a settlement totaling $730,000 on behalf of our client, an 81-year-old female who was killed when she was driving westbound on a two-lane state highway, lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the center double yellow line, and impacted the front of an eastbound truck, killing her. This initial impact caused the eastbound truck to cross over the double yellow lines killing a second woman. California Highway Patrol found our client solely at fault in this accident.

Despite these conclusions, our investigation established that a fluid spill, as the result of the negligence of a co-defendant waste disposal company, caused Plaintiff’s loss of control and initiated the collision sequence.