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$26.1 Million Settlement in Philadelphia Tractor-Trailer Auto Accident

Attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, and Edward S. Goldis  negotiated a $26.1 million settlement in Sneeringer v. GLC Transportation. The settlement is believed to be one of the largest personal injury settlements ever reported in Pennsylvania.

In July 2010, Kathryn S. was driving a Toyota on Interstate 80 in Central Pennsylvania. Her father, David Cook, was the front seat passenger and her husband, Peter S., was in the rear of the car with the family’s two dogs. Traffic was stopped due to road construction when the Toyota was hit in the rear by a tractor-trailer traveling more than 70 mph. The truck was driven by Spencer Chapman for GLC Transportation, Inc., a cheese products company. As a result of the accident David Cook was killed instantly. Peter S. sustained a devastating traumatic brain injury. Katie S.’s physical injuries were relatively minor. The dogs also died in the crash. Claims were brought in a single lawsuit by the survivors of the accident and by Dori Cook, David’s widow.