They were friends and classmates, each girl 18 years old and two weeks from high school graduation when they went for a ride after school. The driver inexplicitly pulled out from a stop sign on a county road and started to cross a busy U.S. highway into the path of a semi-tractor trailer, which crashed into the passenger side of the car, instantly killing the passenger. The driver survived. Her injuries were not serious.
The parents of the girl who died belonged to our church. They came to me to represent them in the wrongful death case.
Understandably, they were grief-stricken. Their Christian faith and community of friends comforted them. Still, they struggled to come to grips with the tragedy. They wisely went to grief counseling. Their out-of-pocket charges amounted to something around $400.00. Money well spent.
We recovered all the liability insurance available. That is my job. They generously used…
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