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Car Crash Wrongful Death Suit Settled For $1.75M

The family of a 14-year -old girl killed in a car crash more than five years ago has settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the family with whom she was visiting for $1.75 million reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

When the 14-year-old’s father dropped is daughter at her friend’s house, he specifically told her friend’s mother she was not to ride in an automobile with a juvenile. He told her “no boys with cars” and was told “not to worry.” Later, the mother told the girls to accept a ride home from the movie theater with a young boy, despite knowing he had a reputation for recklessness. During the ride home, the young girl sent her family a text message she feared for her life.

The Virginia Supreme Court stated that although supervising adults can’t be expected to ensure a child’s welfare, they are liable when they fail to act responsibily.

Wrongful death is a death cause by the carelessness of misconduct of another person or organization – including failure to act to avert a death. The experienced Crouse Law Firm is dedicated to helping families of wrongful death victims. For a free legal consultation, call us today at 919-861-0500 or submit an online form.

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