Family Receives $900K in Car Accident Settlement

The family of a 26-year-old college student who died after being struck by an inattentive driver will receive $900,000 from the insurance company covering the driver.

The college student, Weiqi Wang, was struck by a careless driver of a 2004 Subaru Outback while in a crosswalk on her way to school. Weiqi was a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University at the time of her death.

The police identified the driver as 49-year-old Carlos A. Poole. According to a police statement, “he accident investigation determined that driver inattention was the main contributing factor in the accident.” The police issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, careless driving and obstructed view, according to the police report.

The insurance carrier for the driver, USAA, offered Weiqui’s family $900,000 to settle claims arising from the car accident. This summer, Weiqui’s family accepted. According to the family’s attorney, a lawsuit would have been filed if USAA had not offered the car accident settlement.

What To Do After A Car Accident?

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 35,200 people died in car accidents. Car accidents are common and it is important to be aware of your legal rights in that situation..

car-accident-injuryIf you or a loved one has been in a car accident, collision or wreck, it is important to get your legal options organized as soon as possible after the incident. An experienced attorney can inform you of your legal options, including litigation or a car accident settlement with insurance companies.

Anyone in a car accident where the impact bent metal in the car should seek medical services, not only for their own wellbeing, but also to assess the damages of the accident. It is common for those injured in car accidents to not be aware of the injury until hours or even days after the accident after the shock and adrenaline have worn off.

If you or a loved one were injured or a family member, like Weiqui, was killed in a car accident, you should explore your legal options with an attorney. An attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance companies and get the compensation you or your family deserves to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering and for emotional losses.

Car Accident Settlements

An attorney can help anyone who has been in a wreck negotiate a car accident settlement with the driver of the car and/or their insurance company.. An experienced attorney will know what your legal options are and make sure that you get the monetary compensation you need to recover from the car accident.

Insurance companies may try to give you less than you deserve in a car accident settlement or they may seek to delay the process. Attorneys experienced in car accident settlement negotiations can help ensure a swift recovery and just compensation for you and your family. 

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