Our client was completely stopped behind other vehicles in traffic approaching a toll plaza while working as a truck driver. Another truck driver approaching behind him was driving too fast and never applied his brakes crashing into the rear of our client’s trailer. Due to the extreme force of the impact, our client’s tractor trailer was pushed forward into the rear of the vehicle in front of him, and immediately both trucks were engulfed in flames. Due to the severe crushing impact the other truck driver was trapped in his cab and perished in the fire. Our client was lucky enough to get out of the accident alive but unfortunately, suffered extremely severe injuries that required extensive back surgery.
Our firm was able to resolve this claim without the need for lengthy litigation for a settlement of $1,050,000.