Claims for Infant’s Death, Mother’s Injuries in Eastern Shore Car Accident Settled Quickly | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened

A car accident on Virginia’s Eastern Shore left an innocent mother seriously injured and her infant son dead. The family hired one of our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys in Virginia Beach to handle their insurance claims.

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Key Legal Strategy

The family asked us to keep most of the details of this tragic incident confidential. We can note that we were able to obtain quick settlements for the mother’s injury claims and for the son’s wrongful death claims. The insurance company agreed to pay the maximum amounts available under the at-fault driver’s policy.

To prepare for settlement negotiations, we examined the scene of the collision, obtained numerous photographs, inspected our client’s vehicle and interviewed the trooper in charge of the police investigation of the wreck. Had the case gone to trial, we were prepared to subpoena several third parties who possessed information that would support our clients’ claims.

Each car accident case we handle as Virginia personal injury attorneys teaches new lessons about how much pain and suffering negligent and reckless drivers inflict. When dangerous or inattentive driving results in a wrongful death, we feel the tragedy along with the deceased victim’s family. We also do all we can under the law to secure the grieving just compensation for their irrecoverable loss.

Date: 2007

Staff: Randall E. Appleton, staff attorney