8-figure Settlement for Victims Whose Vehicle Was Struck by an Oncoming Semi-Truck
On March 1, 2013, Adam Shea and Spencer Lucas recovered a confidential 8-figure settlement for their injured clients whose vehicle was struck head-on by an oncoming semi-truck.
On the morning of May 18, 2011, a young married couple were traveling in their SUV on their way to work as teachers with their 18 month old daughter in the back seat. Suddenly, an oncoming truck driver lost control of his vehicle and swerved into their lane. The severe impact caused the Plaintiffs’ SUV to roll and come to rest on its roof. The wife was a restrained passenger and suffered severe abdominal injuries from the lap belt including avulsed abdominal muscles and sheared intestines. The father suffered a broken knee and fractured left elbow. The young daughter sustained a fractured clavicle.
The mother’s severe injuries required multiple intestinal surgeries which resulted in a colostomy which was reversed six months later. She continued to suffer from gastrointestinal problems and a chronic pain disorder.
The defense disputed liability and argued that a front left tire failure caused the driver to lose control. The defense also argued that the mother made a remarkable recovery, was able to return to work, and that the future medical expenses were minimal.
Through discovery, Plaintiffs’ counsel gathered evidence that the driver likely lost control due to being fatigued. Shea and Lucas worked with leading experts in California dealing with internal injuries and pain management and established that the future medical expenses would be substantial.
With this significant monetary settlement , the injured mother and her family will be able to obtain the future medical care they require and increase the quality of their living environment.