Tag: Wrongful Death Compensation
The amount which was rejected immediately included emergency relief funds(so-called “consolation money”) of $6,300 and a funeral allowance of $38,000 already received. This is already the second mediation hearing since the crash on Feb 4. The amount is the same figure paid to families after TransAsia’s last accident seven months ago.
Parents Richard J. Rice and Tammy A. Schueler, who filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Dr. James G. Corasanti, are seeking monetary damages for their daughter’s terror, pain and suffering and for their economic loss as a result of her death from a hit and run. Corasanti was acquitted by an Erie County Court jury of manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and evidence tampering at that trial, but he was convicted of misdemeanor drunken driving and sentenced to the maximum one-year jail term.