Below are some of our settlements where our client was injured in a truck accident.
$445K Settlement for Truck Accident (Leg Fracture)
Watch our video on this settlement:
A man was riding his motorcycle on a road in Hialeah, Florida. The motorcyclist was heading straight.
Another man was driving a tractor-trailer heading in the opposite direction.
The tractor-trailer driver made a left in front of the motorcyclist. The front of the tractor struck the motorcycle rider.
The rider was thrown from the motorcycle. He landed on the side of the road.
Due to his injuries, fire rescue transported him via ambulance to the hospital.
The motorcycle rider had a broken leg (tibial plateau) and finger. Doctors performed surgery on both his finger and leg. Fortunately, he called our office while he was in the hospital.
Chartis (now AIG) insured the trucking company. We settled the motorcycle rider’s injury case for $445,000 with Chartis. Truck accident lawyer Justin Ziegler was also able to get the hospital’s billing company to reduce the bill by a big amount.
Read more about his $445,000 settlement here.
$210K Settlement for Truck Driver Rear Ended By Semi-Truck (Shoulder Injury)
See a $210,000 settlement for a truck driver who claimed that a rear-end accident caused him to need surgery on his labrum tear. He also claimed that the wreck caused or aggravated 3 herniated discs.
$100K Settlement for Bike Rider Hit By Pickup Truck
A woman was riding her bike in a street intersection in Cooper City, Florida. A pickup driver struck her.
Our client spent days in the hospital. Doctors performed surgery to her face. Specifically, they put a plate in her face.
USAA insured the pick-up truck driver. The bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance limits were $100,000 per per person.
$100K Settlement for Driver Rear Ended by Truck
We represented a woman who was rear ended by a pickup truck. Our client had a discectomy to her bulging disc in her lower back.
$100K Settlement for Driver Who T-Boned Tractor-Trailer
A driver of a car t-boned a tractor-trailer (18 wheeler) that ran a red light. The MRI revealed that the driver had a herniated disc at C5-C6.
The crash occurred in Miami, Florida.
$52K for Scooter Rider Hit By Truck (Eye Injury)
A young man was riding a scooter in Miami, Florida. A NAPA auto parts commercial pickup truck hit him.
The moped rider had an eye injury. Unfortunately, he didn’t have health insurance. Thus, attorney Justin Ziegler helped him find a ophthalmologist (eye doctor). He also got some therapy for his aches and pains.
Fortunately, he did not need surgery.
Crawford and Company handled the claim for NAPA. We settled his personal injury claim with Crawford for $52,000. Crawford is part of Broadspire, who we’ve written about.
$28K Settlement For 18 Wheeler Rear-End Crash (Shoulder Pain)
Tom, a 51 year old self-employed man, was driving a box truck on I-75 in Wildwood, Sumter County, Florida. (Tom’s truck is vehicle #2 in the diagram below.)
Jose Diaz was driving a truck for Carolina National Transportation. The truck that Jose was driving is vehicle #1 in the diagram below.
American Inter-Fidelity Exchange insured Carolina National. Jose and Tom were traveling in the same direction (South). The front of Jose’s truck crashed into the back of Tom’s truck.
The police officer investigating the scene of the crash cited Jose for careless driving. The officer recreated the scene of the crash with the following drawing:
The impact was hard. Tom got an estimate of the damage to his truck. He also took photos of his truck. We sent the estimate and photos to American Inter-Fidelity Exchange.
The following photo shows the damage to the rear of Tom’s truck.
Tom didn’t take photos of Jose’s truck.
He did not take an ambulance to the hospital. In fact, he didn’t even go to the hospital.
Six days after the accident, Tom went to his primary care physician. Her told his doctor that he felt pain immediately after the collision.
His back pain radiated (went down) into his left leg. The doctor noticed that Tom had muscle spasms.
Due to pain radiating into his leg, his doctor ordered an MRI of the lumbar spine (lower back). He had two bulging discs in his lower back.
He also referred Tom to an orthopaedic doctor.
His doctor gave him prescriptions for Flexeril (muscle relaxer) and Ibuprofen (pain reliever) to help ease the muscle spasms and pain.
We also claimed that the collision worsened the pre-existing chondromalacia in his knee.
Here is the settlement check:
$25,000 Settlement (Policy limits)
For a driver (insured by USAA) in Miami, Florida who had soft tissue injuries as a result of being rear ended by a truck.
For our client’s personal injury claim where our client’s car was hit in the rear. Our client states that the truck actually “climbed” onto the rear of his car. The truck driver was working for a company who had liability insurance. The client treated with a chiropractor and a doctor in Hialeah for his injury.
An MRI taken of the Cervical revealed:
1. C4-C5 Mild Spondylosis with a posterior central broad disc bulge slightly impressing upon the anterior surface of the spinal cord particularly with the neck in the extended position.
2. C5-C6 Mild Spondylosis with a posterior central shallow disc bulge mildly impinging upon the anterior surface of the spinal cord with the neck in the extended position.
3. C6-C7 posterolateral disc bulge and uncovertebral joint thickening resulting in encroachment upon the left C7 root exit zone.
4. Multilevel cervical Foraminal stenosis related to uncovertebral joint thickening and posterolateral bulging of the disc.
Our client did not have surgery. We are asking the insurance company for $25,000, and we will demand more should we have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
On behalf of a driver of a car who suffered personal injury when his car was hit by another car (in Kendall, Florida) whose driver was insured by GEICO. The at fault car failed to yield the right of way when exiting the mall.
My client, the injured driver did not go to the hospital, but treated with a doctor days later. He then went months without treating and then treated consistently with a chiropractor. He was a candidate for a percutaneous lumbar discectomy.
For our Jamaican male client who suffered personal injury (herniated disc) when the car he was driving was rear ended by a commercial truck. His Toyota 4Runner was a total loss, and every airbag in his SUV deployed. He accompanied his wife to the hospital.
A chiropractor and orthopedic doctor treated him.
He was a candidate for epidurals and/or a percutaneous discectomy. The car that rear ended him was ticket for careless driving. Our client is very wise by purchasing uninsured motorist insurance. We have been offered $10,000 to settle this personal injury claim.
For a young driver from Hialeah who suffered personal injury when an 18 wheeler truck t-boned his car. The accident occurred in Miami, Florida. The insurance company for the truck driver was Lincoln General. The driver treated with a chiropractor in Hialeah, Florida and an MRI revealed a bulging disc.
For our Jamaican female client who suffered personal injury (bulging disc) as a passenger in a car that was rear ended by a commercial truck insured by First Commercial Insurance Company.
The auto accident occurred in Miami, Florida. The brand new SUV was a total loss, and all the airbags deployed. She was rushed to Baptist Hospital in South Miami, Florida. He treated with a chiropractor and orthopedic doctor.
One of his doctors said that he was a candidate for epidurals and/or a percutaneous discectomy.
The car which she was traveling in has underinsured motorist insured by Allstate.
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