APPLE VALLEY WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS – $750,000 SETTLEMENT IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASE
Hennepin County Judge Bridget Sullivan has approved of a wrongful death settlement for a 73-year old North Dakota woman who was involved in an intersection car accident in Apple Valley.
The car crash occurred when the deceased was riding as a passenger in a car driven by her husband. They were headed to the University of Minnesota hospital where the woman was scheduled for surgery later that morning.
Sadly, the at-fault driver was under the influence of alcohol, with an extremely high blood alcohol content (BAC) at 5 A.M.
The victim died approximately four months later. The cause of death on her death certificate did not list the car accident trauma nor the at-fault driver’s BAC as a cause of death. Her family was represented by the Schmidt Salita Law Team, who worked with doctors from the University of Minnesota Hospitals in order to link her death to the injuries that she sustained in the car accident.
Although no amount of money will restore the loved one to her family, the settlement did bring a measure of justice to the family – and closure to this huge loss.
Douglas Schmidt, the senior trial lawyer at the Schmidt Salita Law Team, has successfully handled over 80 wrongful death cases in his career, including many resulting from car accidents. Three of those cases involved cell phone usage by the at-fault driver. Many more have involved drunk driving by the at-fault driver. Others involved products liability, construction site negligence, equipment failures, large trucking collisions, and farm injuries. The Schmidt Salita Law Team brings a combined total of over 80 years experience in bringing justice to the victims of wrongful death.
Wrongful death cases occur far too often in our society. They often involve negligent, preventable actions committed by a defendant or group of defendants, which ironically may compound the suffering of the victim’s family in unexpected ways. If you or a loved one have been impacted by a wrongful death, one of the first steps in accountability is hiring a trusted attorney that will fight for you until justice is served.