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13-Year-Old Girl Wins $150 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

13-Year-Old Girl Wins $150 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

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Earlier this year, a California jury awarded $150 million to a 13-year-old girl in a wrongful death case. The girl, who was 9-years-old at the time of the incident, watched three of her family members burn to death in a fiery car crash in 2009. At trial, the jury found a truck driver and a trucking company to be at fault. Reportedly, at the time of the accident, the girl was able to crawl out of the burning SUV with her 11-year-old brother. The girl's parents and her other brother were killed in the fire and her surviving brother later committed suicide. The accident occurred when the girl's father, driving the family's SUV, crashed into a parked truck on the side of Interstate 210 in Los Angeles County. The jury found that the truck driver was illegally parked in a spot reserved for emergencies.

When the life of a family member is unintentionally ended because of the misconduct of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. It is devastating to lose a loved one, but it is far worse when the death is caused by the negligent, careless or reckless actions of another person. In addition to the tragic loss, the emotional upheaval and the grief of the situation, you may also be struggling to replace your loved one's economic contributions to the family. This is not a situation that you should have to face on your own. While life will never be the same, you owe it to yourself and your family to seek justice and fair compensation by retaining the services of an attorney who can help you file a wrongful death claim. The skilled wrongful death attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will help you if you believe a loved one was the victim of a wrongful death. Our wrongful death attorneys continue to set the standard for representation of difficult cases. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.

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