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Woman killed in head-on collision — $1.5 million settlement

Wrongful Death

Type of action: Wrongful death

Injuries alleged: Decedent died instantly as a result of a motor vehicle collision.

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,500,000

Attorney for plaintiff: W.F. Drewry (“Drew”) Gallalee, Richmond

Description of case: 56-year-old decedent was operating a vehicle when struck head-on by another vehicle. Decedent died at the scene and left behind a husband and five adult children. Defendant driver’s employer, a small business, had policy limits of $500,000 and a $1 million umbrella policy. The total policy limits were tendered by defense counsel shortly after suit was filed. The case against another defendant in the case remains pending.