Attorney(s) for Plaintiff:
John P. Maley and Christopher J. Maley
Maley and Maley, PLLC
$1,800,000 RECOVERY – MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE – HEAD-ON COLLISION – LIABILITY ADMITTED – PLAINTIFF'S VEHICLE IS STRUCK HEAD-ON AS DEFENDANT ATTEMPTS TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE AND CROSSES INTO THE PLAINTIFF'S LANE OF TRAVEL – WRONGFUL DEATH OF 64-YEAR-OLD DECEDENT.
United States District Court - District of Vermont
In this wrongful death motor vehicle negligence case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent in crossing into the decedent's lane of travel in an attempt to pass another vehicle, which caused a head-on collision between the decedent's vehicle and the defendant's vehicle. The decedent was killed instantly. The defendant admitted liability, but disputed damages.
The 64-year-old male decedent, a husband of 42 years and father to four adult children was operating his motor vehicle southbound on Route 7 in Shaftsbury. The defendant was operating her motor vehicle in a northbound direction on Route 7. The defendant pulled into the southbound lane of travel in order to pass a vehicle in front of her in the northbound lane. The decedent's vehicle collided head on with the defendant's vehicle in the decedent's lane of travel. The decedent was killed instantly in the collision.
The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant alleging negligence and seeking damages for the wrongful death of her husband. The defendant admitted liability for the collision, but disputed the plaintiff's claim of injuries and damages which the defendant deemed excessive.The parties agreed to settle the plaintiff's case for the sum of $1,800,000 in a settlement before the trial date.
Lucille Johnson, Administrator of the Estate of Arthur J. Johnson vs. Mary E. Fasciana. Case no. 2:10-cv-178, 01-28-11.
Attorney for plaintiff: John P. Maley, Christopher J. Maley and Malcolm Lyons of Sylvester & Maley in Burlington, VT.
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