The young daughter of a 23-year-old man killed while riding his motorcycle has been awarded a $1 million verdict for damages. The jury award was part of $2.8 million in total damages granted to the survivors of the victim, who died when a car struck his motorcycle.The family’s attorney, expressed some degree of satisfaction, even though no amount of money will bring the victim back.”I am very satisfied that the jury awarded this child double what we had asked for,” he said. According to court records,the victim who worked as a manager for a large retailer was riding his motorcycle. A car collided with him resulting in his death. The negligence claim was based on the fact that the driver of the car failed to yield the right of way while driving a Ford Mustang, the plaintiff’s lawyer said.
The suit sought damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish.After the issue of liability was determined by Circuit court, the jury assessed how much damages should be paid to the victim’s survivors. In addition to $1 million awarded to the victim’s 5-year-old daughter, his parents will each receive $500,000 under the verdict. Another $798,000 was awarded for economic damages, including $4,200 for funeral expenses, Sweat said.The award was high, but not near the highest granted. The record verdict reached was in 2007 when $110 million was awarded against a man for sexual abuse. The victim moved to the area in 2005 from Georgia. He enjoyed skateboarding, the outdoors and was a member of a Christian Church, his family said.
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