The law firm of Dussault and Zatir settled a claim for the wrongful death of a six-year-old for the amount of $1.7 million. After protracted litigation the primary carriers' policy limits were offered through the excess carrier.
Fall River, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2009 -- The law firm of Dussault and Zatir settled out of court a claim for the wrongful death of a six-year-old for the amount of $1.7 million. After protracted litigation the primary carriers' policy limits were offered through the excess carrier.
A six-year-old boy, while riding his bicycle, was struck and killed by a dump truck in Fall River, MA. As the boy attempted to cross an intersection, it was alleged that the dump truck negligently turned into the same intersection. A reconstruction of the accident showed that the dump truck operator should have been able to see the boy during the course of his turn. A forensic pathologist confirmed that the boy was momentarily conscious after being struck and run over by the tires of the dump truck.
It was alleged that the operator of the dump truck drank two beers during his lunch break. This consumption of alcohol was in violation of the rules of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. A toxicology expert hired by the law firm found that although the dump truck operator may not have looked intoxicated, its effect would have created confusion in situations requiring decision making while handling multiple tasks.
The law office of Dussault and Zatir is based in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. They specialize in auto accident injury, serious injury, death claims, and work related injuries in MA and RI. Learn more at www.DussaultandZatir.info or call 800-542-4529.
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