A recent wrongful death case in which Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represented the family of a man who was killed by a box truck, has been featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
The case resulted in a $1.5 million settlement and was concluded in late 2014. The family was represented by John Cooper and Jim Hurley of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Although all cases are different and we cannot guarantee a particular result, the attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers were pleased to announce the $1.5 million settlement for the family of a man who was killed by a box truck in Hampton Roads. The compensation for the widow and children brought to a successful close a difficult case that the insurance company for the delivery trucker fought hard.
In December, 2013, the driver of a commercial box truck rear-ended a van in the right hand lane of a major road with a 35 mph speed limit. The driver of the van was ejected and died at the scene. His family hired John Cooper and Jim Hurley to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck and the company that employed him. The truck driver’s speedometer was stuck at 45 mph after the crash. The driver of the truck lacked a valid medical certificate at the time of the accident and potentially suffered from sleep apnea. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers uncovered hours of service violations by the commercial driver who did not get required rest when moonlighting at a second job during the weeks before the wreck.
The van driver left behind a widow and three young children. The case was settled at mediation for $1.5 million and resolved fully within a year of the event. The husband and father who was 57 had alcohol in his system at the time of the wreck and the delivery driver claimed the man took an improper turn in front of the box truck.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have handled many complex trucking accidents involving injuries and deaths and are the authors of The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. See our pages about truck accidents with injuries in Virginia on our website for more information about crashes involving big rigs. If you have lost a loved one and you believe he or she may have been killed due to the negligence of another, see our pages on wrongful deaths. Call us at 757.219.2259.