$750,000 Settlement Won in Wrongful Death Case in Minnesota

I recently settled a wrongful death case for the family of a man who was struck and killed by a delivery truck while he was crossing the street in a mobility scooter. This senseless death was a tragedy that simply never should have happened.

The Accident

The deceased was crossing a street in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, when he was struck by a delivery truck. An ambulance arrived at the scene of the collision and found him unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was found to have bleeding in and around his brain, with a fracture at the base of his skull. He was declared dead a few hours after the accident.

The Result

Although the deceased had a number of serious medical problems which had prevented him from working for many years, we focused on the intangible losses suffered by his surviving family members and negotiated a $750,000 settlement for his wife and adult children. In Minnesota, “pain and suffering” compensation is not available under the wrongful death statute; however, family members can seek compensation for the loss of advice, care, companionship and support provided by the decedent. In this case, by getting to know the family and understanding what it meant to them to lose their loved one, we were was able to enhance the value of the case.

About Attorney Eric Hageman

Eric Hageman is a lead lawyer for our wrongful death cases. His practice focuses on commercial vehicle (bus, truck, etc.) accidents and product liability. Eric has successfully tried numerous cases to juries, including a recent case where he won a $2,469,339 verdict for a family whose loved one was hit by a semi truck while riding her bicycle.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Hageman has been named a “Super Lawyer” for eleven consecutive years, 2004 through 2014. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.

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