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California State Pays $1.7M to Family of Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident


This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: The state of California recently settled a personal injury lawsuit in which the father of three children was killed in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 395.

In 2006, Samuel Valdespino was in a collision with Maria Guadalupe Lozano Aparicio. Valdespino suffered fatal injuires and his family alleged that the state of California was partially to blame because Aparicio was unable to see uncoming traffic due to a "due not enter" sign that obstructed her view. Valdespino's family alleged that this particular location had a long history of accidents, many of which were a direct result of impaired vision resulting from the signage.

The insurance carrier for Aparicio was charged with vehicular manslaughter and settled with the Valdespino's for Aparicio's policy limit of $30,000. The state of California made a later settlement of $1,795,000.

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Published on Jul-13-11

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