A Fort Lauderdale wrongful death case that resulted from a car accident in 2007 has been settled, according to Brittany Wallman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel online. On March 29, 2007, 49-year-old Donald Perry was killed when he was struck on Sistrunk Boulevard by the police cruiser of Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Christopher Young-Tem. According to Wallman, Dectective Young-Tem was responding to a call when the collision occurred, and Perry suffered a severed leg in the accident and was killed due to the crash. Although Young-Tem was cleared of wrongdoing in the auto accident, city commissioners of Fort Lauderdale met privately Tuesday and then took a public vote to settle the wrongful death case. As a result, Donald Perry’s relatives will receive $65,000.00 from the city of Fort Lauderdale.
Though the fatal auto accident occurred nearly two years ago, we continue to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Donald Perry. We represent clients who have faced the trauma and tragedy of losing a loved one in a car accident, and we express our deepest sympathies to these families, along with Perry’s. If you have experienced a similar loss and have questions for a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorney, please feel free to call us. We will answer your questions for free and seek maximum compensation for you should you choose to seek our assistance.