Verdicts: Marthe v. Trotter
$4+ Million Wrongful Death Verdict
William Marthe, a 61-year-old machinist, was killed when driving home at
6:00 in the morning following a graveyard shift on his first day back
to work after a six-month layoff. Mr. Marthe's pickup was sideswiped
by a big rig truck. His pickup then spun into the path of an oncoming
second big rig truck. The two truck drivers claimed that Mr. Marthe had
crossed over the center line, causing the accident.
Biren Law Group used an extraordinarily sophisticated accident reconstruction
to establish that the lead big rig had angled across the center line,
causing Mr. Marthe to turn his pickup to the right in an effort to avoid
the oncoming truck.
Before trial, the defendant only offered $150,000 of its $750,000 policy.
The jury returned a verdict exceeding $4.3 million. One week later, the
defendant's insurance company, settled the case for more than 500%
of the defendant's policy limits.
If you have suffered injuries in truck accident case or lost a loved one
due to wrongful death, we encourage you to
contact Biren Law Group for a free consultation.