Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Verizon California to Pay $7M to Settle Wrongful Death Case

Companies can be held liable in accidents caused by negligent company drivers while performing their job obligations.

In fact, Verizon California has agreed to pay around $7 million just to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, which involves a man who died due to a wrong-way freeway crash on September 23, 2009

According to reports, Verizon truck driver Mark William Selander was in pain due to a diabetic reaction when he suddenly drove into the U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Barbara.

Selander then headed in the wrong direction and moved for at least eight miles before he crashed into a minivan driven by Joe Vega, 49, from Goleta.

Reports said the victim’s widow will receive $4 million. Meanwhile, his two children will get $1 million each while his two grandchildren will get $500,000 each.