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Case Studies: Wrongful Death


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STATE TO PAY $12 MILLION IN QUADRUPLE FATALITY

The State of New York was found to be responsible to the three surviving children of an Amherst couple killed with two of their children in a crash on the Thruway in Lancaster.

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$5.1 MILLION AWARDED TO VICTIMS IN POLICE CHASE

Jurors awarded $5.1 million to the survivors of two people killed in an accident in Portville following a high-speed chase by the NYS Police.

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MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FOR MAN KILLED FROM FALL DOWN DANGEROUS STAIRS OWNED BY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

The family of a man who was killed after a fall from a set of dangerous stairs in a public place settled for several million dollars with the owner and those responsible for allowing the hazard to exist. Multiple code and design flaws were discovered by Mr. Letro and used as the basis for the settlement.

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WIDOW SETTLES SUIT FOR $2.6 MILLION OHIO MAN KILLED BY LUMBER FALLING FROM TRUCK

The widow of an Ohio man fatally injured when lumber fell from a truck and smashed into his car near Olean will receive $2.6 million, according to an out-of-court settlement.

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$2.5 MILLION FOR FAMILY OF HAMBURG WOMAN KILLED IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT

Following a jury trial, the family of a woman killed when a paving roller fell from a Town Highway Department truck on to her car, was awarded a $2.5 million settlement from the town.

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MOTORCYCLE/POLICE VEHICLE COLLISION $1.1 MILLION WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES

An off-duty Buffalo firefighter was killed in a spectacular collision on Route 33/Kensington Expressway when an on-duty Buffalo police officer wrongfully pulled into the path of the victim’s motorcycle.

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