Wrongful Death

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Truck driver strikes car, killing family in fiery crash Lancaster, Pennsylvania Tractor-trailer driver not paying attention struck passenger car, killing Centreville family when fuel spilled and car ignited. GM also defendant. Case prepared and tried by lead counsel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.(Blankingship & Keith assisted, but played a very limited role in this matter). Case resolved after appeals, with delay damages added, for $12,900,000.
Virginia federal court action on behalf of family of young woman slain at apartment building by vagrant who frequented building; building access cards were available for sale on the street and lock was frequently broken.
We represented the wife and two young children of a heroic state trooper tragically killed in the line of duty by a careless tow truck driver. The tow truck company only had $100,000 policy, but we convinced the insurance company that it should have written a much larger policy under Virginia law. The family thus recovered $730,000 on a $100,000 policy in a Fairfax County case.
California federal court case on behalf of the family of a clergyman killed in car hit by a tanker; investigation revealed that tanker driver had been speeding, had been fired and rehired by his employer three times, and had amassed numerous moving violations.
Washington, D.C.; an unmarried parking lot attendant was crushed by an obstruction in a parking garage when multiple safety devices on a manlift failed to stop it from traveling above the top floor. The manlift had been serviced by one defendant two weeks prior to the accident and more than 20 safety code violations.
D.C. Superior Court case in which we represented young children of serviceman slain at late night function at school; university determined three guards were necessary but none on duty at time of shooting.