Rideau v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.

Summary

Rideau v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 970 So.2d 564 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   2007,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

wrongful death

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$825,000

Past Medicals :

$1,338

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$10,805

Total :

$837,143

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Young girl dies in pedestrian accident. Parents file wrongful death suit.

Award Reason :

Jury awarded $840,000 to her mother, $360,000 to her father, $1,338 in medical expenses and $10,805 in funeral expenses. Appellate court re-appointed the award of $575,000 in general damages to her mother and $250,000 in general damages to her father. Appellate court opined it was clear both parents loved their daughter and were grief stricken by the loss.