Wrongful Death After Truck Accident - $2.5 million

$2.5 million

Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents

In January 2012, Sacramento & Elk Grove-based John M. O'Brien & Associates started trial against a trucking company in a case involving the wrongful death a 20-year-old man who was riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a close friend, who was also killed. The semi-truck driver blew a tire. Instead of waiting for assistance on the side of the highway, he decided to execute an illegal u-turn across Highway 152 near Gilroy. With no warning and insufficient sight distance for oncoming traffic, the driver was sprawled across the road in the middle of the u-turn when our client’s car hit the trailer at 60 mph and submarined under the side, killing both front seat occupants and severely injuring an occupant riding in the back seat. The case settled right before opening statements for $2.5 million for each injured victim or their families.