The father of Sebastian Hizey, the six-year-old Puyallup boy that was killed at a monster-truck show at the Tacoma Dome in January, says he has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the show’s operator.
Hizey was attending the show with his father when a 10-pound piece of metal flew off a truck and hit him in the head.
Hizey’s family had filed three claims against Feld Motor Sports including wrongful death, infliction of emotional distress and economic losses reports Seattle’s KOMO News.com.
The terms of the financial settlement were not disclosed. Washington state has a wrongful death statute which allows the families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another to sue on behalf of their deceased family member.
Wrongful death suits can arise from car accidents, work-related injuries, medical negligence or deaths caused by faulty equipment like playground gyms or soccer goals.
Besides compensating a family economically for their loss, a wrongful death lawsuit can also bring pressure upon company, school or other entity to put in place safety measures.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury firm with more than 30 years experience representing families in their wrongful death claims.