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Firm obtains $1.27M wrongful death settlement involving tragic hit-and-run

The firm obtained a $1.27 million settlement in a wrongful death case involving a hit-and-run incident.

A 46-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while jogging alongside the road in daylight.  The driver left the scene of the accident without stopping to assist or call 911. 

A police investigation ultimately concluded that a vehicle owned by the defendant’s boyfriend struck the decedent. 

However, there were no witnesses and the defendant driver denied operating the vehicle at the time of the accident.  Even though a video camera from a nearby business showed the vehicle shortly before the accident occurred, the footage did not identify the driver. 

The civil case settled for the policy limits the same day that the defendant was served with the complaint without discovery. 

The decedent, who led an active and fully engaged lifestyle, was survived by her husband and two teenage sons.

Todd & Weld’s personal injury practice represents victims of catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death.  The goal of the practice is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer.