Fatal Rear Ending by a Semi - $2 million

$2 million

Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents

In February 2015, Sacramento & Elk Grove-based John M. O'Brien & Associates settled a trucking accident case for the family of a man who was killed when his car was rear ended by a semi-truck driver. While approaching the intersection where our client was stopped for a red light, the truck driver was distracted. He never slowed and hit the rear of our client’s pick-up truck at 40 mph. The pick-up burst into flames and our client was killed instantly. The truck driver was prosecuted and served time for involuntary manslaughter. The case resolved against the trucking company for its insurance policy limit of $2 million.