Our client was driving an armored van when the defendant driver ran through a red light and crashed into his vehicle. The force of the impact caused the armored van to crash through a guardrail falling upside down into a canal. Fortunately, this client was able to maneuver himself in knee deep water through an open door in the van and motorists who stopped when seeing the collision occur, were able to lift our client to safety. Fire rescue arrived at the scene and transported him in a backboard to a local hospital. He suffered severe injuries including a rotator cuff tear in his shoulder that required two surgeries, disc herniations, urological permanent injury and psychological trauma including post traumatic stress disorder and countless sleepless nights.
This case was settled at mediation for $525,000.