Plaintiff was the mother of a 20-year-old girl killed when a passenger in a high performance sports car driven by her fiancé in excess of 115 miles per hour. Plaintiff claimed her daughter’s fiancé was negligent for speeding and that his father was negligent in entrusting this high performance sports vehicle to his son, who had two prior tickets for speeding in excess of 85 miles per hour.
Plaintiff retained Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, who hired experts to establish that defendant was driving in excess of 115 miles per hour at the time of collision. Further, Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, hired an investigator, who was able to find evidence of the two significant prior speeding violations.
Despite decedent’s mother’s claim of a close relationship, defendant driver, who was uninjured in the accident, claimed that Plaintiff and decedent had a strained relationship and hardly saw each other. Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, produced numerous witnesses to contest defendant’s claim and establish that mother and daughter had a very close relationship and that decedent was, in fact, devastated by the loss of her daughter.
To bolster their damage claim, Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, produced a 60 Minute-like video humanizing the case and leading to the significant settlement.
RESULT: $2,500,000 settlement on behalf of Plaintiff