Commercial Vehicle Wreck-Flat Bed Truck- No Turn Signal-Improper Wide Right Turn-Negligence-Personal Injury
We successfully negotiated a $350,000 settlement for our client with a lumber company where its commercial motor vehicle driver negligently attempted to make a wide right turn and slammed into our client’s vehicle. Our client was following him on a two lane road and he swung out into the oncoming lane of traffic so he could make a wide right turn into a driveway. Our client never moved out of her lane and the lumber company driver turned directly into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Our client’s dash cam captured the entire event. Additionally, the Defendant driver was not provided any training to operate this large flat-bed truck and had been cited several times for speeding in his personal vehicle during his 10 years of employment by the lumber company. After the crash, the driver was not provided any remedial driver training of any type by the company. And, his driving privileges were not suspended or altered by the company in any manner after his speeding tickets or after this crash. Our client sustained an injury to her lower back and was required to undergo a lumbar decompression surgery. After payment of attorneys’ fees ($140,000.00), expenses and loans ($48,145.96) and paying back her medical providers ($59,297.50), the client received $102,556.54.