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Briggs3In a fatal trucking accident case involving the separation of semi tractors being transported on the highway “piggy back” style, Winston Briggs represented the widow and young son of a man killed in the accident. The trucking company and transporting company initially denied any responsibility for the accident. Mr. Briggs filed a federal lawsuit in Virginia against both companies. Both companies asserted multiple defenses, even contending the client’s husband had caused the accident himself.

Winston Briggs took both companies head on in order to refute every defense they tried to assert to avoid responsibility for the accident. Mr. Briggs retained an accident reconstructionist, engineering experts, medical experts and secured the favorable testimony of several highway patrol officers. Ultimately, on the eve of trial, both companies finally admitted responsibility for the victim’s death and agreed to pay damages for the same.

In a confidential settlement, the victim’s widow received a substantial up-front lump sum payment plus monthly “death benefits” payments for the rest of her life. The responsible companies also agreed to pay the victim’s son periodic payments throughout his life, culminating with a $1 million lump sum payment at age 30. It was Mr. Briggs’ dedication and passion in pursuing the case, and his willingness to take the case to trial, that resulted in full and just compensation for the death of the client’s loved one.