Settlement – Man Rear-Ended by Semi Truck Sustains Severe InjuriesTruck Accident
On August 3, 2018, our client was traveling southbound on Interstate 280 in stop-and-go traffic when his and seven other vehicles were rear-ended by a commercial tractor-trailer. Three people lost their lives in the tragic event. Our client was severely injured in the crash and experiences lasting trauma to this day. Our client had stopped for traffic, looked in his rear-view mirror and saw a truck coming at him at a high speed. The impact sent our client’s car flying off the road. When EMS arrived on the scene of the accident, he had to be extracted from the vehicle from the passenger side rear door due to damage to the driver’s side. Our client reported a loss of consciousness, hitting his head and waking up in the back of his vehicle. He was transported to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. In addition to a head injury, our client also suffered severe injuries to his right leg, requiring surgery, physical therapy, pain management, and more. He faces lifelong chronic pain and swelling in his right leg which will alter his daily activities for the rest of his life.
On January 18, 2021, a mediation was conducted, and due to successful negotiations, the parties reached a confidential settlement. We were able to avoid the need for trial and the stress that it would have caused our client to relive the events of that day and all the pain and suffering that followed.
***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.***