- $750,000 Settlement For Client Struck By Tractor Trailer
$750,000 Settlement For Client Struck By Tractor Trailer
Our attorneys dug up key evidence proving the police investigation was flawed.
It was a mid-winter day. Our client, a 46-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Toyota (pictured above), was on I-96 on her way to work. Suddenly, a speeding truck’s large, refrigerated trailer swung into the left lane, striking the vehicle and causing damage and injuries. It could happen to anyone. What’s worse, our client had a pre-existing neck problem. Her symptoms and pain increased after the crash.
Our attorneys, Eric Simpson, Lewis Melfi and I, fought hard and uncovered the evidence needed to get the victim the relief she deserves. The team’s work led to a $750,000 settlement.
It was a complicated case. The defense retained a neurosurgery expert who shared his opinion that “[t]here is no evidence that the accident caused any new anatomic or compressive pathology in the spinal cord.” They also retained a mechanical engineer who felt the tractor-trailer alleged to be involved in the January 9, 2014 crash had not actually contacted our client’s vehicle. A police investigation also determined the tractor-trailer was not involved in the crash.
But, we did some serious digging and forced the defendant to produce internal investigative documents that indicated the defendant’s trailer did in fact leave its lane, enter our client’s lane and strike her vehicle, causing the collision; and that after this collision, our client demonstrated clinical findings of spinal cord compression that could not have existed before the crash, proving our client sustained significant spinal cord injury due to the defendant’s negligence.
Victims Deserve Compensation
Victims, like this one, who suffer damage and injuries due to another driver’s negligence, deserve to be compensated. Police reports can sometimes be flawed. Our experienced attorneys are proud to fight and win significant settlements by uncovering the truth and the facts. If you or someone you know needs help with a case like this one, give us a call at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946). You don’t owe us anything until we win your case!