Apr 18th, 2017

Admitted Liability Commercial Truck Accident

Shareholder Heather Beasley tried an admitted liability commercial truck accident case in which the client’s 22-ton tractor/trailer combination, traveling 56 miles per hour, rear-ended plaintiff’s pickup truck and trailer, traveling 35 miles per hour. Plaintiff alleged an optic nerve injury, causing partial vision loss in his dominant eye, and post-traumatic migraines. He sought $750,000 in noneconomic damages and just over $7,300 in medical expenses. After a four-day trial, the jury awarded plaintiff $25,000 in noneconomic damages and his medical bills.