SETTLEMENT : Decedent struck by UPS truck
On July 9, 1993, Liang, a truck driver in his mid-40s, was driving across a California intersection when his vehicle was broadsided by a UPS truck. Liang was killed upon accident.
The decedent had recently been married and he and his newly betrothed had an infant son together. Liang had a college degree in journalism, but at the time of his death was working a string of lower wage jobs, including that of truck driver for which he was earning less than $12,000 per year.
Liang’s widow hired Lawrence R. Booth and Donald J. Beck of Booth & Koskoff to represent herself and her infant son in a wrongful death lawsuit against UPS.
The plaintiffs brought forward evidence showing that the driver of the UPS truck had been speeding at the time of the accident and had run a red light. In rebuttal, the defense argued that the decedent was not wearing a seatbelt and that may have contributed to his death. However, liability was not seriously contested and the case settled out of court.
Attorneys representing UPS made an initial settlement offer of $1,000,000 to which Booth & Koskoff countered with $2,000.000. The case ultimately settled in the decedent’s favor for $1,300,000.
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– Claire Rexon
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell
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– John Mahoney
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– Keith Schultz
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner