Aronberg & Aronberg is happy to announce a $6 million settlement in an automobile death case that the firm has been working on since 2008. This case was a catastrophic automobile accident case involving the death of an 8 year old girl. The 8 year old and her family were all involved in this tragic event on the New Jersey turnpike.
Aronberg & Aronberg teamed up with attorney Todd A. Newman out of Philadelphia, PA to work on the case. The crash occurred in New Jersey and most of the litigation occurred in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area.
The case involved 2 transportation company defendants and one of the 2 defendants decided to settle the case rather than have a jury decide its fate. The remaining defendant and case is currently set for Jury Trial in the Summer 2012.
The family was traveling on the turnpike when they encountered an accident – a disabled vehicle in the middle of the road that was trapped underneath a disabled truck who failed to have any flares or other warning devices to warn oncoming traffic. The disabled truck driver did nothing to protect and/or warn the oncoming cars that there had been an accident – a clear violation of the company’s risk management policies.
While the family’s car was safely parked on the side of the road, a second truck traveling at a high rate of speed came upon the disabled vehicles in the middle of the road, tried to avoid them and crashed into the family’s car. Since the filing of the lawsuit, it has been determined in discovery that the first disabled truck failed to have proper warning/reflective tape on the rear of the truck.
We look forward to the trial of the remaining part of the case this summer and are confident that the jury will do the right thing in awarding compensation for this terrible tragedy.