The children of a couple, who were killed in a tragic car accident in August 2016, were represented by Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. and have settled a civil lawsuit against the driver and the rental car company. In December 2016, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Betancourt children for their parent’s death in a head-on collision. The Betancourt parents were hit head-on by a driver, Shaquille Lindsey, in an Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Lindsey was speeding on Santa Lucia Canyon Road when he crossed over the double yellow and hit the Betancourts’ vehicle head-on.
Ruben Betancourt, and his wife, Bertha Betancourt, were found dead at the scene of the accident. Their son, Juan Betancourt, was seriously injured in the accident as well. Ranger Wiens, represented the plaintiffs, Juan Betancourt, Jose Betancourt, Rubi Betancourt and Teresa Servin. The lawsuit included five cases of action; negligence due to wrongful death, survival action, punitive damages, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The defendant, Shaquille Lindsay, was allegedly driving under the influence in his rental car. The settlement of $1.6 million comes from Lindsay’s insurance and the rental car insurance he had purchased. As of now, it is unsure whether Lindsey will face criminal charges.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the Betancourt’s.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped numerous families struggling with the loss of a loved one. We remain sensitive to the grieving process, while also managing the complex legal process. Losing a loved one under tragic circumstances is uncharted territory for most people. We have counseled numerous families struggling with the death of a family member. When choosing a California wrongful death lawyer, it is important to know the trial experience of your attorney since most wrongful death cases do require litigation. Our skilled and compassionate lawyers advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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