category: Truck Accidents
$365,000 Truck Accident Settlement
$365,000 Settlement Following A Truck Accident. A 68-year-old female was severely injured as a passenger of a car driven by her husband when the defendant’s tractor-trailer failed to stop at the intersection of the exit ramp off of Interstate 64, forcefully striking their vehicle. The defendant was ticketed for disobeying a stop sign and pled guilty to the same, but the defendant’s insurance carrier asserted that the husband driver should have seen and had plenty of time to see and avoid the wide turn of the tractor-trailer at this intersection. When the points of contact, speeds, distances were all considered, there were significant arguments for the defendant driver’s and Company’s fault for the occurrence. P1, husband driver, suffered abrasions of both hands and a right knee contusion, as a result of the vehicle’s airbag deploying. His medical expenses totaled $$9,662.94 with no lost wages for this senior retiree.
His passenger spouse, P2, suffered significant injuries and was transported immediately by ambulance from the scene to the trauma hospital, suffering displaced fractures of the proximal humerus with comminution bilaterally. She suffered immediate and significant restrictions in the movement of her arms and suffered strains and sprains to her thoracic and cervical spines. P2’s initial conservative treatment of sling and brace placement, and rest, proved ineffective and which ultimately resulted in right shoulder angulation in muscles and other tissues preventing proper bone union given the complex nature of the fractures. X-rays eventually confirmed a comminuted, displaced fracture of the proximal left humerus, inferior displacement of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid. An open reduction and internal fixation of the right humerus was performed and extensive therapy in order to gain what strength and movement was the result of her injuries. Her medical expenses totaled nearly $163,000.00 and she required an additional $6,500.00 for in-home nursing care and medically-related transportation costs. P2’s future medical centered around over-the-counter medications for pain control and relief. She is now 69 years of age. She continues to have had, chest, abdomen, back, bilateral shoulder, arm, hand complaints daily. P2 suffered from pre-existing diabetes and which further hampered her recovery and she yet suffers from considerable restrictions in the usage of her left arm and hand with greatly restricted movements, lessened strength, and stamina. This case was resolved for $365,000.00.