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$12 million Product Liability Defective Vehicle Injury

March 2022

$12 Million Wrongful Death Settlement - Product Liability Case

Attorneys: Emily Ruby and Homampour Law Firm


Overview: In a complex and fiercely litigated product liability case against Defendant Daimler Trucks North America, attorneys Emily Ruby and the Homampour Law Firm joined forces to represent the three adult children of a professional truck driver who tragically lost her life when the truck she was driving burst into flames. In December 2019, the trial team achieved a remarkable $12 million wrongful death settlement on behalf of the Plaintiffs. The jury unanimously found the truck's design to be defective and apportioned 100% fault to the defendant vehicle manufacturer. In addition to this substantial settlement, Plaintiffs anticipate recovering an additional $1 million in interest and costs.

The Incident: The case revolved around a devastating incident where a professional truck driver lost her life due to a catastrophic fire that engulfed the truck she was operating. The incident highlighted significant safety concerns and led to a wrongful death lawsuit against Daimler Trucks North America.

Legal Collaboration: Attorneys Emily Ruby and the Homampour Law Firm joined forces to bring their combined expertise and resources to bear on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This collaboration allowed for a comprehensive and strategic approach to the case.

Trial Success: In December 2019, the trial team achieved a monumental victory by securing a $12 million wrongful death settlement for the Plaintiffs. The jury's unanimous verdict found the truck's design to be defective, and 100% of the fault was apportioned to the defendant vehicle manufacturer.

Future Recovery: In addition to the $12 million settlement, Plaintiffs anticipate recovering an additional $1 million in interest and costs, further providing support and closure in this challenging and emotionally charged case.

Conclusion: The successful collaboration between Attorney Emily Ruby and the Homampour Law Firm in this product liability wrongful death case demonstrates their commitment to pursuing justice for their clients. The $12 million settlement, along with anticipated additional recovery, not only provides substantial compensation to the Plaintiffs but also holds the defendant vehicle manufacturer accountable for the defective design that led to this tragic incident.

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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