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$12.6 Million Settlement for Victim of Crash with Complex Liability

October 2023

$12.6 Million Settlement for Victim of Crash with Complex Liability

Attorney: Emily Ruby, Personal Injury Lawyer


Overview: Emily Ruby, a seasoned personal injury lawyer specializing in complex liability cases, recently secured a remarkable $12.6 million settlement for her client, a victim of a devastating crash. The case involved intricate legal issues, as Emily astutely identified that the improper construction of a median and the absence of proper traffic signs were contributing factors to the accident. This extended responsibility beyond the street racer involved and included the contractors responsible for building the street, as well as the city of Cathedral City itself. Despite numerous challenges in proving liability, Emily's unwavering determination and exhaustive efforts led to this substantial settlement.

Case Background: The case revolved around a collision that occurred due to a complex web of factors, including the improper construction of a median and the absence of appropriate traffic signs. Emily Ruby recognized early on that the liability for this incident extended beyond the street racer directly involved. It encompassed the contractors responsible for the deficient construction of the median and, significantly, the city of Cathedral City, which failed to provide adequate traffic signage and implement safety measures.

Legal Strategy: Emily Ruby embarked on a comprehensive legal strategy that involved meticulous investigation and relentless advocacy for her client. She initiated public record requests to obtain crucial documents, including collision reports, witness testimonies, and city plans. Emily left no stone unturned in her pursuit of evidence that could establish liability.

Key Findings: Emily's diligence in investigating the case yielded vital information that proved crucial to her client's success. She discovered that the city of Cathedral City had plans for the site in question that, if implemented, would have prevented the collision from occurring in the first place. Furthermore, it was revealed that the city had failed to take interim measures to protect drivers while these plans were pending.

Outcome: With a compelling case built on extensive evidence, Emily Ruby negotiated a settlement of $12.6 million on behalf of her client. This remarkable result not only provided substantial compensation to the victim but also sent a powerful message regarding the importance of accountability when it comes to complex liability issues involving public safety.

Conclusion: Emily Ruby's exceptional legal acumen, dedication, and tenacity in pursuing justice for her client led to a substantial $12.6 million settlement in this challenging personal injury case. This outcome serves as a testament to Emily's expertise in handling cases involving complex liability issues and her commitment to seeking justice for those who have suffered harm due to negligence.

Emily Ruby

2022 "Women in Law" Award Winner, Emily Ruby, specializes in complex cases, many of which involve catastrophic injuries and deaths. Mrs. Ruby has personally obtained more than $78.6 Million in compensation for her clients with an impressive 97.4% success rate and is a graduate of the prestigious CAALA Trial Academy. She was selected as one of Forbes' Best Wrongful Death Lawyers and is a writer for Advocate Magazine.

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