Auto Accident Death Case – Settlement for $1,190,000 A local husband and wife were tragically killed in an automobile accident which occurred on August 5, 2006. After conducting our own internal investigation, as well as from reviewing the autopsy reports, we found that the driver a rental vehicle negligently rear-ended the plaintiff’s vehicle causing it to be propelled into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was subsequently struck by a semi-trailer and pushed into a canal. A settlement was reached in the amount of $1,190,000 with the company who insured the semi-trailer. A case is still being pursued against the rental car company.