NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sullivan Brill recently recovered $3,000,000 on behalf of the children of a 44-year-old man killed in a head on collision. The settlement amount represented 100% of the insurance policy limits of the responsible driver and his employer, an amount Sullivan Brill demanded before the lawsuit was filed and adhered to throughout three years of litigation. "Although the settlement will not take away the children's grief, through a structured settlement, a trust and lump sum payments, the settlement will provide financial stability to them," said attorney Joseph F. Sullivan.
The result was the culmination of a team effort lead by Sullivan, who conducted eight video-taped depositions and developed expert witness testimony in four different disciplines to put together a powerful case. Attorney James Healy authored motions to compel punitive damages discovery and opposed defense motions to dismiss punitive damages claims that played a key role in the settlement. Paralegal, Brittni Guarino, took on a central role in the investigation and pre-trial discovery, as well as the coordination of the clients and numerous other players involved in the case. Guidance on local Pennsylvania rules and practices was provided by Attorney Robert Levant from Philadelphia, and the family's Puerto Rico lawyer, Jorge Gerena-Mendez, and a lawyer from Columbia South America provided counsel on the complicated estate issues raised by the numerous jurisdictions involved in the case. The clients' father was originally from Puerto Rico, but was living in Columbia, South America at the time of the car accident, which took place in Pennsylvania.