A $16 million dollar settlement was reached on July 9 in a wrongful death lawsuit caused by heavy gas well equipment that fell onto another woman’s car while it was being transported.
The woman, 41-year-old Rhonda Kay Henson, was driving a Ford sport-utility vehicle behind another truck being driven by Pioneer Drilling Company in September of 2008. Gas well equipment that was being transported fell out of the truck driven by Pioneer Drilling fell out of the vehicle and fell on Henson’s car, causing her wrongful death.
As wrongful death attorneys, we know wrongful death can be caused by just about anything. Sometimes, a wrongful death can be blamed on another person or company, and if that is the case, hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you receive a settlement that can pay for any future or current medical bills.
As such, Henson’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pioneer Drilling Company and the driver of the truck carrying the equipment, Daniel Armstrong. Even though Armstrong did not intend to cause the wrongful death of Henson, her family feels that Armstrong should share some responsibility along with Pioneer Drilling Company.
Did Armstrong have to swerve to avoid a car accident, and furthermore, was the equipment — that Armstrong was carrying – held down tight enough to prevent a wrongful death accident?
As wrongful death attorneys, we believe that if someone is responsible for a wrongful death then they should have to answer for the pain and suffering they have caused. Either by accident or on purpose, wrongful deaths should not happen; and when they do, be sure to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.
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