Our client, a 24-year-old utility worker from Carey, suffered a traumatic brain injury and numerous fractures after being struck by an SUV in a work zone earlier this year.
The incident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. in the westbound lane of County Road 40 near Township Road 581. The roadway was marked as a construction zone, with cones blocking the westbound lane. As our client was standing on the passenger side of a utility vehicle, the defendant, a 78-year-old man, was approaching the construction zone in his SUV. The lawsuit alleges that the defendant, who suffered from macular degeneration, was distracted while adjusting his visor and failed to see the construction zone, striking our client at least one time at around 40 mph. Our client lost consciousness upon impact with the ground and was life-flighted from the scene and admitted to the hospital for a week.
The lawsuit seeks damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages due to the defendant’s alleged conscious disregard for our client’s safety. Because the defendant’s liability policy limits are insufficient to cover our client’s past and future medical expenses, the lawsuit also seeks uninsured motorist benefits from his employer’s policy with Continental Insurance Company.
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