Truck-Auto Collision: Wrongful Death

A ten-year-old child was riding home with the grandmother and aunt in a car traveling west on Highway 34 in rural Linn County, Oregon. A commercial tractor-trailer loaded with pipe was coming around the curve from the opposite direction. The 18-wheeler lost control, went over the centerline, and slid into the family car head-on. Don Corson prosecuted a wrongful death claim for the surviving family members, which was settled before trial for $550,000.