Our firm settled a lawsuit last month that arose out of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Montgomery. Our client, a 23-year-old female, was on her way home from work at a Hyundai supplier when her small automobile was struck from the rear by an 18 wheeler. The crash occurred on the Selma Highway near the airport at about six a.m. The 18 wheeler was traveling at about 60-65 miles per hour when the truck driver saw our client, who was stopped at a traffic light which was red for her at the time. The driver of the 18 wheeler told a witness at the scene that he didn’t see our client’s automobile until it was too late to stop. His truck left skid marks before colliding with our client’s automobile, knocking it into the air. Her automobile traveled 180 feet before striking a tree off the right side of the highway. Our client was knocked unconscious, suffered a closed head injury, three fractured vertebrae, a mediastinal hematoma, and some cuts and bruises in the crash. The compression fractures were at T3, T4 and T5. She was required to be hospitalized for five days in ICU. It was a miracle that she survived the crash.
Fortunately, there were two eyewitnesses to the collision since the driver of the 18 wheeler claimed in his deposition that our client cut in front of him without warning, thus causing the collision. Both witnesses at the scene said this wasn’t true. One of them said the driver admitted that he was at fault. The driver had a bad driving history and had no business operating a tractor-trailer rig on a public highway. Our client lost her job with her employer and she lost her health insurance because she couldn’t return to work because of her injuries and impairment. The case was settled for a confidential amount the week before it was scheduled for trial. Attempts at settlement in mediation had failed. Julia Beasley handled the case for our firm and did a very good job.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.