$7 Million Verdict in Truck Crash

Last Updated on: 10th February 2022, 02:26 am

By: William M. Berman, Attorney at Law

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A jury found Tyson Foods, Inc. liable for the death of Daniel Brumfield, 22, who was killed when a driver hit Mr. Brumfield’s pickup head-on. The fatal accident happened on a two-lane road, and the truck pushed the pickup backward 200 yards. The jury deliberated for only 2 ½ hours before returning a verdict of just over $7 million. The case was one for wrongful death. One million of the damages were specifically for the emotional distress that the victim suffered during the moments before impact. The remainder of the money was purely for the loss of Daniel’s comfort, society, love, and affection and for the grief that the family has suffered.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury or a family member suffered a wrongful death due to a negligent driver of a commercial vehicle, it may be possible to recover monetary damages. Although every case has its own unique facts, the legal basis for recovery in such a situation is the same, and pursuing such an action may help at least deal financially with the ramifications of the loss of a loved one.

Berman & Riedel, LLP specializes in, among other things, wrongful death actions caused by commercial trucking accidents. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP can help facilitate extraordinary recoveries for victims of commercial transportation accidents. William Berman is an associate attorney at the firm and can evaluate the facts of your case to provide advice on what to do.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
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