In July 2015, our client was sustained serve and life-threatening injuries when she was injured in an auto accident. She was on the road pushing an all-terrain vehicle that had broken down, headed back to her home when the defendant driver failed to maintain assured clear distance and hit our client at 55 miles per hour. The impact of the accident caused our client’s legs to be amputated. Due to the quick thinking of a witness, belts were placed on our client’s extremities to control the bleeding. Otherwise, she may have lost her life. Emergency medical services arrived and quickly transported our client from the scene to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, upon her arrival at the hospital she required transportation via life flight to a hospital better equipped to handle the catastrophic nature of her injuries. The defendant driver was taken to an area jail where he blew a .098 BAC level, over the legal limit.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with acute blood loss and required several blood transfusions. There was so much damage to our client’s right leg that muscle and bone were exposed. Her left leg was so mangled that her foot was only attached by skin. Unfortunately, the damage was so severe that she was required to undergo surgery to amputate both of her legs. Our client also sustained trauma to her abdomen and a laceration to her pancreas that required her another surgery. Our client remained in the hospital for three weeks and was then transferred to an extended care facility to continue her recovery.
This was a tragic accident that changed our client’s life forever because of a careless intoxicated driver. Our firm was contacted to assist our client with her recovery from this traumatic incident and our dedicated team worked tirelessly to pursue a financial recovery for her. Through negotiations, we were successful in avoiding litigation and obtained a policy limits settlement for our client. While our client can never be made completely whole due to the injuries she sustained, the substantial settlement we secured for her will go a long way to account for her pain and suffering and help him as she moves forward.
***Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. This result is not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients.***