$1,000,000 – Wrongful Death

A 71 year old man was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of a two lane highway. A driver in a vehicle was also on the highway traveling the same direction. The vehicle came to a curve in the road which the driver followed ultimately over the solid white line.  Upon a warning from the passenger when visibility of the bicyclist was received, the driver attempted to redirect his vehicle but could not fully avoid the bicyclist. This caused an accident which led to a fatality hours later at the hospital. The driver admitted his fault. The widower of the deceased filed a wrongful death suit and received a $1,000,000 settlement.