Numerous media sources reported at the end of 2007 that country music star Toby Keith and his family had won $2.8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a truck accident in which Keith’s father, H.K. Covel, was killed (see, e.g., stories here and here). The jury awarded the damages against the company that owned the bus that collided with Covel’s truck. Keith and his family had alleged that Covel would not have died in the accident had the bus had been equipped with properly working brakes.
The loss of a family member often has lasting financial and emotional consequences. The wrongful death lawyers at D’Amore & Associates have experience working with grieving families to provide compassionate representation even while working aggressively to obtain the best result.