$1.5 Million for Dump Truck Crash Victim

A dump truck carrying 15 tons of asphalt, going 55 mph, ran a red light at Rte. 28 and Westfields Blvd. The truck struck a Ford Explorer that was attempting a left-hand turn and the driver was killed. Sickels, Frei and Mims filed a wrongful death suit against the driver and her employer. The case was complicated by witness accounts that the decedent was turning against a red light as well. Sickels, Frei and Mims successfully argued that the truck driver's conduct was "willful and wanton" which negated any negligence of the plaintiff. The case settled two weeks before trial.

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