In October 2016 our 50 year old married client was driving north on Route 9 in Columbiaville, which is in Columbia County. The defendant, who was operating a tow truck, backed out of a driveway into our client’s path causing a crash. As a result of the impact, our client, a hairdresser, suffered neck and shoulder injuries. She had surgery to her neck and an arthroscopy of her shoulder. The defendant driver died sometime after the crash from unrelated causes. After we set up an estate for the defendant and started suit in Columbia County, the case settled before depositions for $300,000.00.