Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Indiana Widower Yields $13 Million Damage Award.

A personal injury lawsuit is like a household project.  Before beginning, you should be prepared with all of the necessary tools and resources to complete the job.  Preparation is the key to success, and without affording yourself the due diligence that a personal injury lawsuit requires, you are almost certain to be unsuccessful.  However, with an experienced, seasoned and tactful expert attorney at your side, your chances of success grow exponentially.

At the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, we know what it takes to get our injured clients the money damages that they rightly deserve.  Has a loved one passed away in a tragic accident?  If so, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation for your loss.  Please call our Boston wrongful death attorneys, who will help you recover financially and achieve some semblance of closure in the wake of your tragedy.  Call 617-787-3700 or email info@gilhoylaw.com.  Your needs are our top priority!

Life is a precious, fleeting gift.  So, too, is our good health.  But, sadly, we take these things for granted in our day-to-day lives.  We are so caught up in the competition, the commotion of work routine, that we often forget how quickly happiness can evaporate.  In the blink of an eye, lives can be turned upside down or completely destroyed.  Truck accidents and car accidents are no exception to this rule.  One slight miscalculation or lapse in judgment can cost lives.  It is these harrowing experiences that open our eyes and keep us alert.

On September 16, 2011, Robert and Pamela Burg were driving their car on U.S. Highway 20 in Elkhart County, Indiana.  The couple was riding in the back of Ernie and Maxine Sailor’s 2007 Lincoln Town Car.  Another friend, Virginia Miller, was in the backseat with them.  They were all on their way back from an Amish haystack fundraising dinner at the Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana.  At about 8:30 pm that evening, a truck transporting a massive wind turbine was driving in the opposite direction as the Lincoln Town Car.  In a horrific turn of events, the truck smashed into the driver’s side of the car and sent it into a deadly spin.  It was then struck by one of the three pickup trucks that had been escorting the trailer truck.  As a result of the tragic truck accident, the three women in the vehicle were killed.  Ernie Sailor, the driver, and Robert Burg escaped with their lives, but not without suffering major injuries.

After recovering in the hospital for several weeks, Mr. Burg filed a lawsuit against two trucking companies, the truck driver, and the escort drivers, through his attorney, Stephen Libman.  In his complaint, Mr. Burg alleged that the turbine had protruded about 2½ feet into the opposite lane, and that the transport company violated the law by hauling it in the dark.  Evidence was also submitted that proved that the truck driver had never hauled a wind turbine before and that he had violated several safety procedures before the accident occurred.

After months of litigation, an Indiana jury awarded the plaintiff with a wrongful death damage award of $13 million.

If you or a loved one have been killed in a truck crash, please contact our Boston personal injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com.  One of our esteemed truck accident professionals will speak candidly with you, and will explain the process of pursuing your potential claim in a free, initial consultation.  No person should have to fight such a legal battle by themselves.  We are here to help.

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