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Car Crash Wrongful Death Suit Settled For $1.75 Million

Published April 22, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The family of a 14-year-old girl killed in a car crash more than five years ago has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the family with whom she was visiting for $1.75 million, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

When the 14-year-old’s father dropped his daughter at her friend’s house, he specifically told her friend’s mother she was not to ride in an automobile with a juvenile. He told her “no boys with cars” and was told “not to worry.”

Later, the mother told the girls to accept a ride home from the movie theater with a young boy, despite knowing he had a reputation for recklessness. During the ride home, the young girl sent her family a text message saying she feared for her life.

The Virginia Supreme Court last year ruled that although supervising adults cannot be expected to ensure a child’s welfare, they are liable when they fail to act responsibly. That ruling led to the eventual settlement.

If you have been in an accident, it’s important to make sure you understand your legal rights. The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP with their years of experience, can help you navigate through your car accident claim. Contact our offices today at 1-800-825-5529 or use our online contact form.

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