The estate of a deceased motorist recently accepted $1.2 million to settle a Camden County, NJ wrongful death lawsuit. The motorist was traveling on Route 73 in Pennsauken when he was struck from behind by a commercial box truck and propelled into a nearby tractor trailer. The defense claimed that the decedent negligently changed lanes and cut off the box truck, and also had drugs in his system which impaired his ability to drive safely. The estate argued that the the box truck was traveling at an excessive rate of speed, that the decedent’s level of intoxication was low and that the decedent experienced 2-3 minutes of conscious pain and suffering prior to death. The parties reached a settlement after the discovery period in the case, and approximately one month prior to trial.