On March 7, 2017, at 12:30 AM, a young woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. The investigating police reported that the decedent was wearing dark clothing, she was not in a crosswalk when struck, and she seemed to “dart out” directly into the path of the oncoming vehicle. Surveillance video from a nearby church supported the conclusions of the investigating officers. There was also further damning toxicological evidence indicating that the pedestrian was impaired at the time of the accident.
Despite these factual challenges, Mr. Paglione agreed to represent the family of the young woman and sued the operator and owner of the vehicle. He hired an accident reconstruction engineer who calculated the speed of the vehicle at the time of impact to be almost twice the 25mph speed limit on that residential roadway. He also hired a forensic accountant to calculate future monetary losses on behalf of the decedent’s beneficiaries. The matter ultimately settled for a total amount of $640,000.