Kline & Specter announced Wednesday that it secured a $6.5 million settlement for the family of an 89-year-old woman struck and killed by a car.

The settlement is unusually high for the death of an older adult, Kline & Specter partner Shanin Specter said. And that should be a message to lawyers on both sides of the “V” about the appropriate value of a senior citizen’s life, he said.