Barry Regar APLC Obtains $500,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death Client

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At Barry Regar APLC, our team of skilled legal professionals are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of clients throughout Palm Springs. We take on a wide range of personal injury cases, and we have the experience and extensive resources that you need to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Recently, we obtained a $500,000 settlement for one of our clients on the very first day of trial.

Case Details

We filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving adult children of an 85-year-old woman who died in an automobile accident. The woman was being transported from a nursing home to a doctor’s office in a “wheelchair transport van.” The driver of the transport van failed to properly secure the 85-year-old woman in her wheelchair before transporting her to the destination. Our lawsuit claimed that the transport driver did not use the shoulder harness and only used the lap belt portion of the seatbelt system to secure the 85-year-old woman. As a result of the driver’s negligent actions, we filed a lawsuit against the transport van company that employed him.

While the driver of the van did not cause the accident, the 85-year-old woman was thrown forward in her wheelchair. Because she was only secured with a lap belt, the force of the impact caused devastating internal injuries to her abdomen and chest area. The woman suffered lacerations of blood vessels, which resulted in extensive bleeding that eventually led to her death while she was being transported from the accident scene in an ambulance. Another law firm represented the grandchildren in this lawsuit.l

Although the defendant’s legal team hired experts to offer countering opinions regarding the van driver’s use of the lap belt and the frail condition of our clients’ grandmother, we were able to refute these claims and secure a $500,000 settlement for our clients.

Palm Springs Personal Injury Lawyers

Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of others? If so, you should consult with our lawyers to get help filing a wrongful death case. We are here to guide you through the legal process and make sure your rights and interests are fully protected. Let us review your case today and get started fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Call (760) 440-5643 today to speak to a personal injury lawyer. You don’t pay any fees unless we win your case!

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