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Separated Spouse Recovers For The Death Of Her Estranged Husband

Separated Spouse Recovers For The Death Of Her Estranged Husband

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 22-Jan-2013

A Fresno woman learned of the death of her estranged husband from a newspaper article. The woman, 52 and her 21 year old son learned of the death for the husband and father through the local press. The deceased man was an unemployed recovering alcoholic and had a very tumultuous relationships with his wife and child. The had separated and reconciled on several occasions, however, in September of 2009 they permanently separated and filed for divorce.

In December of 2010 they learned that the estranged husband had been killed in a pedestrian versus automobile accident in a town over 100 miles away. Apparently, on the fateful night the deceased had fallen off the wagon. He had been drinking at a bar for over 6 hours when he attempted to cross a busy urban street. He did not make it across as he was struck by an elderly woman diving a small import automobile. He was killed instantly. The wive in October of 2012 for the first time decided to call an attorney and fortunately, it was The Dunnion Law Firm. Their the attorney advised the woman and her adult son of the applicable statute of limitations. A claim was filed and a law suit was prepared.

After careful analysis of a video tape and the police activity report wrote a persuasive demand to the elderly woman’s insurance carrier. He pointed out that the elderly woman suffered from macular degeneration and that the condition was not correctable with glasses. Using the video he pointed out that the pedestrian crossed three lanes of travel and completely across the front of the woman’s car before he was struck by the right front fender. The attorney also pointed out that notwithstanding the rocky relationship the death would forever prevent any possibility for reconciliations with the estranged wife or his son all to there general damage. The insurance carrier agreed and paid the parties their entire policy limit of $250,000.00.