Warshafsky Wins $3.9 Mil for Wrongful Death of Four in Fatal Construction Accident
Milwaukee Car Crash Attorneys Find True Fault through Investigation
Milwaukee Construction Accident Attorney Results
“If there’s a tragedy in your life, Warshafsky WILL take care of you and your family.”
- Scott Hawkins, Warshafsky client
Scott Hawkins lost four family members in a devastating auto accident more than 12 years ago. His family members were driving through road construction outside Jackson, TN on their way to celebrate Easter weekend in Texas. That’s when the vehicle they were traveling in was rear-ended by a semi.
Scott’s stepmother, stepbrother, sister and 3-year-old nephew were all killed in the collision.
Other law firms encouraged Scott and his family to settle quickly without thoroughly evaluating the insurance company’s offer. One family member chose to be represented by a west coast law firm who advised they immediately take the insurance company’s settlement offer of $750,000.
Their offer perfectly aligned with the maximum amount on the semi driver’s liability policy, with no adjustments made for the circumstances of the collision.
Scott and the rest of his family chose Warshafsky Law Firm because they were the only attorneys who showed genuine compassion and care for how the family was handling the tragic circumstances. Warshafsky’s personal injury lawyers were the only attorneys willing to do everything within their power to get the family the largest possible settlement or judgment, if a trial became necessary.
Extensive Accident Investigation Reveals Additional Responsible Party
Warshafsky’s professional in-house legal investigators reconstructed the accident, finding the driver of the semi was not solely responsible for the wrongful death accident, in fact he was not even primarily at fault.
The construction company which had been contracted to perform the road construction had made unsafe driving conditions for the convenience of their own trucks. Their sloppy traffic patterns created the hazard, inevitably leading to the circumstances which took the lives of Scott Hawkins’ family members.
INJURED? It IS About The Money.®
Nothing can return what was lost on that day in late March, but thanks to the diligence of the personal injury lawyers at Warshafsky Law Firm, the negligence of the construction company would not go unpunished.
Scott and his family received a $3.9 million settlement, far exceeding the initial $750,000 settlement the other law firm encouraged them to take.
hen people choose their Wisconsin personal injury lawyer based on the endorsement of a football player or actor, they risk choosing an attorney who has never won more money in a courtroom. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages.
Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky. Insurance companies know: it IS about the money.
Scott credits Warshafsky auto accident attorney Frank Crivello for treating him like more than just a client. They still talk more than a decade later, and Scott is proud to call Frank Crivello a true friend.
“I don’t wish tragedy on anyone,” Scott says.
“But if there’s a tragedy in your life, Warshafsky WILL take care of you and your family.”
Warshafsky Law Firm is not a settlement mill. We take the time to ensure our clients’ needs are met, and we go further than any other Milwaukee personal injury law firm to make sure individuals and corporations face their full legal responsibility.
Cases like this and our other Society Changing Judgments help protect people like you from the negligence and arrogance of businesses who think they can simply hide behind their insurance companies after destroying the lives of innocent families.