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$17,000,000

2018 South Carolina

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Wrongful Death (3)

Description A husband and wife with their infant son were stopped in traffic in a construction zone when they were rear-ended at highway speeds by a semi-truck.  The family vehicle burst into flames and all three died from their injuries.


 

$13,500,000

2017 Texas

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Catastrophic

Description A husband and wife were traveling down the highway when they approached a thick wall of smoke.  Unbeknownst to the husband and wife, they were approaching a broken down battery truck which was the cause of the smoke.  their vehicle made minor contact with this battery truck.  After some time, another semi-truck entered the wall of smoke and broadsided our client’s vehicle.  The husband died on scene and the wife was permanently disabled.


 

$3,000,000

2017 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Paralysis

Description Our client was at a trampoline park with his son when he did a front flip for the second time into the foam pit. Our client over-rotated his flip and landed on his head rendering him quadriplegic. It was found that the foam pit was not kept up to relevant industry standards. Plaintiff had to overcome a signed waiver argument and Defense’s argument that there are no required guidelines/standards for foam pits; therefore, owed no duty to Plaintiff.


 

$2,650,000

2013 Nebraska

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Crushed pelvis, severe internal injuries, spinal fusion, fractures on tibia, ankle, and several ribs

Description Plaintiff was brutally injured when crushed by a 3,000-pound railroad beam that was carelessly dropped on him by a negligent crane operator. The plaintiff has to be flown by helicopter to the operating room for emergent surgery, and underwent years of difficult rehabilitation.


 

$2,500,000

2016 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Post Traumatic Brain Injury to passenger in utero

Description A speeding semi-tractor, pulling a double tanker trailer broad-sided a vehicle that had slowed and was attempting an illegal u-turn. The wreck resulted in the wrongful death of the driver of the vehicle. Additionally, there were severe injuries to the pregnant passenger including the infliction of post traumatic cerebral palsy to the passenger’s son, who was in utero during the accident.


 

$2,250,000

2010 Wyoming

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Wrongful death; traumatic brain injury, facial and scalp lacerations, pelvic fracture, anemia due to blood loss

Description On the snowy afternoon of the collision, the Plaintiff’s four of four was parked in the emergency lane due to an accumulation of snow of their windshield and poor road conditions. The Defendant was driving at an excessive speed for the circumstance and lost control of his tractor-trailer. The semi jackknifed and hit the left rear portion of the Plaintiff’s vehicle. The Plaintiff husband, the driver, succumbed to his injuries the evening of the crash and passed away. His two daughters and wife were also severely injured in the accident. The trucking company had $2,000,000 insurance limits which were tendered. Plaintiff’s then attempted an action against the shipper for negligent selection of an independent contractor (trucker) a case of first impression in Wyoming. The case settled for a confidential amount after Motions for Summary Judgment were argued.


 

$2,050,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Wrongful Death

Description Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband and occupied by their children. They were traveling down the highway eastbound and approaching a green light to continue straight through the intersection. A semi-truck traveling northbound approached the intersection at the same time and failed to yield to traffic controls. The mother died upon impact.


 

$1,650,000

2013 Kentucky

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Brain injury, crushed bones, muscle injuries

Description A hard-working father of five was struck on the passenger’s side of his vehicle by a semi tractor-trailer who failed to yield the right of way and ran a red light. The driver was ejected from the vehicle hundreds of feet away from his crushed vehicle onto the pavement after the passenger door opened during the collision. The driver sustained extensive injuries including a traumatic brain injury, bleeding in the brain, spinal and skull fractures, numerous crushed and broken bones, and muscle tears. Plaintiff’s had to overcome a seatbelt defense.


 

$1,600,000

2014 Wisconsin

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Brain injury resulting in a persistent vegetative state

Description Defendant drove an overweight tractor-trailer off the road, where it came to rest laying perpendicular to the road. The tractor-trailer was in such poor repair that the state transportation department found at least 6 regulatory violations, any one of which made the tractor trailer illegal to be operating on the road. And, at the time of the collision, Through discovery Plaintiff’s developed facts that suggested Defendant-driver has been driving continuously for 14 hours and was driving too fast for the conditions. There were eye witnesses that testified that due to the rain and icy conditions it was difficult it see the stopped tractor-trailer that was blocking traffic. In fact, both witnesses said they were within a few hundred feet before they saw the massive truck. The Plaintiff was not as fortunate as the witnesses. Her vehicle skidded beneath the tractor-trailer, shearing the top of car. She was struck in the head and has been in a vegetative state ever since. The trucking company only had $1,000,000.00 in coverage, so Plaintiff’s sued the broker for negligent selection of an independent contractor and successfully recovered for the Plaintiff.


 

$1,050,000

2019 South Dakota

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Wrongful Death

Description Our clients, a husband and wife of 50 years, were traveling northbound on a highway when they approached an intersection where they had no traffic controls. A dump truck that was hauling gravel was headed westbound and approaching his stop sign at the same intersection. The driver of the dump truck failed to stop for his traffic control and pulled into the intersection causing our clients to hit the dump truck at highway speeds. The wife died upon impact and the husband succumbed to his injuries shortly after the collision.


 

$1,000,000

2019 Texas

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Wrongful Death

Description Plaintiff’s mother was traveling westbound down a 2-lane highway when the operator of a semi-truck traveling eastbound pulled into the westbound lane in an attempt to make a passing maneuver. Plaintiff’s mother attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so. She died upon impact.


 

$1,000,000

2019 Illinois

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Wrongful Death

Description Plaintiff’s son was traveling down the highway with 2 passengers in his vehicle when they were suddenly rear-ended by a semi-truck. Plaintiff’s son’s vehicle burst into flames. The passengers were able to escape, but Plaintiff’s son was trapped in the burning vehicle where he passed away.


 

$994,000

2019 Illinois

Type of Action Trucking

Injury Catastrophic

Description Plaintiff was operating his semi-truck when he was rear-ended by another semi-truck. After both parties pulled to the side of the road and as they exited their vehicles to exchange insurance information, another semi-truck collided with the other semi-trucks and pinned our client between his trailer and another tractor. Our client sustained significant injuries and lost the ability to continue as a truck driver.


 

$910,000

2015 – North Carolina

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Permanent spinal and neck injuries

Description A tractor-trailer crashed in a motor vehicle after merging into the vehicle’s lane of travel causing a side-swipe collision that forced the driver of the vehicle into a median barrier at a high speed. As a result of the accident, the driver received alarming and permanent spinal and neck injuries which gave rise to severely limiting work restrictions. Plaintiff underwent a spinal fusion. After Defendant’s admitted liability, the case resolved at mediation.


 

$910,000

2014 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Lower back pain resulting in surgery

Description Wife and Mother of two was working for her state’s department of transportation at the time of the collision. On the day in question, she was sitting in an early warning vehicle to give vehicles notice of the upcoming road sweeping truck. This is when the Semi-Driver Defendant failed to move over for traffic control signal and stuck the truck the Plaintiff was in. Semi Driver had numerous moving and safety violations. The Plaintiff received a severe lower-back injury that finally resulted in surgery after months of physical therapy.


 

$890,000

2012 Iowa

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Wrongful death

Description Distracted driving and needlessly speeding were major contributing factors to the careless Defendant fatally injuring the Plaintiff by striking him with his tractor-trailer. The husband, father, and grandfather was thrown some 40 feet into a ditch from his backhoe where he had been working diligently just prior to the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer had a checkered driving and safety history, and never should have been allowed to operate a commercial vehicle.


 

$800,000

2018 Texas

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Traumatic amputated limb

Description Our client was a passenger in a semi-truck, driven by her husband, when the semi-truck tipped over towards the right side and our client’s arm became pinned between the truck and the ground causing traumatic amputation of her right arm.


 

$725,000

2019 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Wrongful death

Description Our client’s father was operating a motorcycle behind a semi-truck down a residential street. The semi-truck was operating at low speeds and our client’s father attempted to pass the semi-truck when the semi-truck suddenly made a left-hand turn without using his turn signal or carefully observing his surroundings. Our client’s father became pinned under his motorcycle and the semi-truck and ultimately succumbed to his injuries.


 

$700,000

2016 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Closed head trauma, severe knee, foot, and shoulder injuries

Description Plaintiff was traveling North when Defendant who was traveling East on a perpendicular roadway, failed to stop at a stop sign and hit Plaintiff. Witnesses confirmed that the Defendant failed to stop and marks on the scene did not show any sign he tried to stop. Plaintiff suffered numerous injuries including, closed head trauma (subdural hematoma and facial fractures), shoulder dislocation and injury, severe joint sprain, fracture of right foot, lower back discomfort and left ACL injury requiring a knee replacement.


 

$600,000

2014 – Illinois

Type of Action– Trucking/Pedestrain

Injury– Fractured tib/fib fracture with surgery.

Description– Plaintiff was crossing in a crosswalk when a tractor-trailer made a turn in knocked pedestrian down. Witnesses indicated that Plaintiff walked into the trailer.


 

$500,000

2017 – Minnesota

Type of Action– Trucking

Injury– Shoulder injury and neck surgery

Description– Our client was operating his semi-truck down the highway behind the defendant driver who was also operating a semi-truck at a slower speed than our client. Our client made a passing manuever and his trailer was nearly passed defendant’s tractor when defendant suddenly made a left hand turn and colliding with our client’s semi-truck. Our client’s injuries were severe enough to require several rounds of RFN and multiple surgeries.


 

$465,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action MVA

Injury Shoulder injury surgical

Description Our client was working on a school bus when the bus was rearended by a driver who lost control of their vehicle. Our client fell to the ground and sustained disabling injuries to her shoulder which required surgery. She was taken off of work permanently.


 

$400,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action Truck

Injury Mild TBI, knee surgery, elbow surgery

Description Our client was travelling home in snowy conditions when a semi-truck traveling the opposite direction lost control, crossed the median, and was blocking all traffic. A witness told officers that the semi-truck was driving erratically prior to when it lost control and a post-accident inspection found many deficiencies on the semi-truck. Our client was unable to stop in time and she and her vehicle were pinned under the semi’s trailer until the fire department could extract her. The impact was so severe that our client sustained a mild TBI and knee and elbow injuries which both required surgery


 

$325,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action Truck

Injury Foot injury – surgical

Description Our client was unloading tubular steel from a semi-trailer when he fell through a hole in the floor of the trailer which was covered by plastic. It was argued that the insured had an obligation to maintain its trailers in such a manner that they were free from dangerous defects. Our client sustained a knee injury which required many injections, many months of physical therapy, and three surgical interventions.


 

$320,000

2015 Indiana

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Torn rotator cuffs and whiplash

Description A negligent tractor-trailer driver jackknifed his truck during icy road conditions, causing a chain reaction collision of four tractor-trailers. The Plaintiff was struck in the back of his vehicle and then thrust forward into a fourth vehicle. The dual impacts caused the driver to take a hard jolt to his shoulders and snapped his head backwards and then forwards. Resulting injuries included pain in the neck and back, and muscle torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders requiring multiple surgeries.


 

$320,000

2016 Indiana

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Bilateral shoulder injury -surgical (both)

Description Our client was operating his semi-truck along the highway and slowing for an accident up ahead of him when he was rear ended by another semi-truck and pushed into the semi-truck in front of him. He had his hands on the wheel at the time of both impacts and sustained tears in both of his rotator cuffs which both required surgical intervention for repair.


 

$300,000

2017 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Fx femur, torn labrum, fx ribs (6)

Description Our client was operating his semi-truck on the highway when he noticed another semi-truck stopped or slowed on what he believed was the shoulder. There were 2 passenger cars passing our client in the left lane and another semi-truck approaching our client from the rear. Our client then realized that the first semi-truck he observed was actually in the right hand lane and our client was unable to stop in time before striking the rear of his vehicle. The severity of the impact caused the hood of our client’s semi-tractor to be completely pushed into the cab. Our client was pinned in his vehicle until the fire department arrived. Our client sustained a shattered femur, torn labrum and two tendons in his shoulder, six broken ribs, and significant facial lacerations. Our client has been unable to work since the accident.


 

$300,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Neck injury

Description Our client was traveling on the highway and slowing with traffic when she was rear ended by a semi-truck. She sustained a neck injury which required several rounds of RFN procedures.


 

$295,000

2019 Nevada

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Mild TBI

Description Our client was driving his semi-truck through a work yard when another semi-truck struck him. The impact caused our client to sustain a mild TBI with headaches, neck injury, and shoulder injury.


 

$265,000

2014 South Carolina

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Brain injury resulting in major neurological deficits

Description A once vital business owner sustained a closed head injury resulting in deficits. On the evening in question, a tractor-trailer backed into his driveway, blocking the lane of traffic. The tractor had faulty taillights, making it difficult to see in the evening. As a driver came toward the truck, the driver failed to warn of his presence or evade the crash in any way. A vehicle struck the right, passenger side of the tractor. Because of this crash, the driver of the vehicle suffered a severe brain injury, loss of vision in one eye, difficulty walking and lasting neurological deficits, including word finding and multitasking. Plaintiff was forced to litigate a dec action and the tort action simultaneously. Plaintiff prevailed in the dec action and the case settled.


 

$260,000

2014 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Spinal and neck injuries

Description A tractor-trailer rig moved into the right lane, striking the left rear of driver’s vehicle with the front of his tractor, causing the driver’s vehicle to spin out into traffic where it struck another vehicle. The driver suffered significant injuries due to the impact. Encompassed in these injuries were headaches, numbness in the extremities, and neck pain that resulted in multiple spinal surgeries.


 

$255,000

2018 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury C1 fracture – surgical (2x)

Description Our client was traveling down a highway, in between two semi-trucks, approaching an exempt railroad crossing. The semi-truck in front of our client pulled off onto the right shoulder with his hazard lights blinking. As our client started to pass this vehicle, the semi-truck suddenly and without warning pulled back into the lane of travel. Our client struck this semi’s trailer and was then rear ended by the semi-truck which was following to closely behind. Our client sustained a cervical fracture which required surgical repair.


 

$250,000

2017 Minnesota

Type of Action MVA

Injury Knee surgery

Description Our client was a passenger in a vehicle traveling down the highway and approaching and intersection when another passenger vehicle failed to yeild to their traffic controls and pulled into the intersection in front of our client’s vehicle. The impact occurred at highway speeds and our client sustained a fractured knee cap which required several surgeries to repair.


 

$250,000

2019 Minnesota

Type of Action MVA

Injury Knee replacement

Description Our client was stopped at a 4-way stop intersection. After waiting for his turn to proceed, our client was nearly through the intersection when another driver failed to yield to her traffic controls and t-boned our client’s vehicle. Our client sustained head pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches and right knee pain. He previously had his right knee replaced about 5 years prior. After conservative care for his knee, our client required multiple surgical interventions for his pain.


 

$240,000

2013 Minnesota

Type of Action Trucking Accident

Injury Wrongful death

Description On a foggy morning, which the Highway Patrol described as having zero visibility, a young, female driver was attempting to cross the highway when she was t-boned by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the car sadly died at the scene of the accident. The negligent Defendant, who left the accident uninjured, breached his duty to drive with extreme caution in hazardous weather conditions.

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