Estate of Oliver Myers v Spector
This accident brought on behalf of an elderly man who was killed crossing the street in his wheelchair when struck by a large SUV that apparently had not seen him was challenging because there was inadequate auto liability coverage available for a wrongful death claim. The family of the decedent who authorized my firm to initiate suit walked a fine line between trying not to irreperably harm the finances of the young operator involved nor force them into bankruptcy versus obtaining something resembling a fair compensatory award.
The Defendant operator ultimately paid twice as much as the coverage which they had purchased to resolve the matter in an unusual result considering the circumstances. Meriden Superior Court (2008).