Bob Prince, Prince Glover Hayes Partner, Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for a Substantial Confidential Amount
February 20, 2023, 4:42pm
Bob Prince recently negotiated a substantial confidential pro tanto settlement in a wrongful death case. Bob represented the personal representative of the deceased in a lawsuit alleging the defendants failed to properly and regularly maintain and repair an 18-wheeler the deceased was driving. As a result, the 18-wheeler malfunctioned and left the roadway, hitting a tree. When there are two or more defendants (tortfeasors) named in the complaint, a plaintiff may settle with one of the defendants and then pursue further action against the remaining defendants. PGH chief investigator, retired police chief Ken Swindle, was instrumental in gathering the evidence necessary to support Bob’s claim. PGH hired an engineering expert to reconstruct the collision and download the 18-wheeler’s data recorder. Another expert was hired to inspect the subject 18-wheeler and report on its state of repair. After obtaining experts’ reports, interrogatory answers and responses to requests for production, Bob was ready to mediate the case. The mediation was successful and a settlement reached with one of the defendants. If a loved one has died due to the negligence or wantonness of another, call Bob or any of the other experienced wrongful death attorneys at Prince Glover Hayes. Consultation is free and your case will be handled on a contingency basis, meaning PGH only obtains a fee if we are successful in getting a settlement or verdict.