Doe Passenger v. Roe Driver
Mr. Horwitz represented the front seat passenger in a single vehicle accident. The defendant driver was driving too fast for conditions, and when her Cadillac Escalade hit an icy patch upon exiting a turn in the road, the Escalade rolled onto its side, and careened into a tree. The force of the impact crushed the roof line down into the passenger compartment. The driver was unbelted, and fell into the passenger’s lap. The roof crushed into the driver. Due to the remoteness of the accident location, the driver and passenger waited for over 4 hours before help arrived. The driver expired from crush injuries while on the passenger’s lap. The passenger settled his case against the driver’s insurance company for $195,000.