Attorney Halperin and
Andrew Lucchetti succeeded in holding a poultry company liable for hiring out a trucking
business with a poor track record for safety which resulted in the death
of a sixty-year old woman. The decedent was killed on November 27 2013
when a tractor trailer driver lost control of their rig which jack-knifed
and struck the victim’s vehicle.
The truck driver was charged with several offenses including DUI involuntary
manslaughter, and Attorney Halperin was able to argue that the driver
was also high on methamphetamine at the time of the accident, having been
awake for the last five days. The driver plead guilty to their charges
and received a four-year prison sentence.
The husband of the decedent was the primary plaintiff in the case.
Of the husband’s distress, Attorney Halperin commented “His
grief was palpable.” He went on to note that “I have been
handling wrongful death cases for over two decades. Never have I seen
a family as close as this one. No amount of money will ever bring back
their beloved matriarch, but I am glad that we were able to get some measure
of justice for this deserving family.”
For more on this case, check out the
pair of articles in
Virginia Lawyers Weekly magazine.