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Jury Awards Widow $21.6 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

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A stay-at-home Dad was awarded $21.6 million Thursday for a fatal car crash that killed his wife. The jury found the driver negligent for talking on her cell phone or some other distraction that caused the horrific accident.

The Husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the corportation that owned the company car she was driving when she was involved in a rush hour crash that killed his wife, Lesley.

After almost two weeks of trial testimony, it came down to this: Did former Boca Raton resident Sheila Hulick’s failure to focus on the busy Sawgrass Expressway during morning rush hour in 2004 cause a horrific series of crashes that killed Lesley Beers, the 32-year-old mother of two toddlers?

Her lawyers told the jury, she was guilty of causing the crash, but not due to being on her cellphone.

A personal assistant to former Miami Dolphin Dan Marino, her lawyers said “she made a mistake, plain and smple.” For whatever reason her vehicle crashed into the back of the victim’s car as the two were traveling south on the Broward County toll road.