$1.6 Million Settlement Secured with Trucking Company and Freight Broker
Our client was on her way to work when a semi-truck crossed the centerline and struck her sedan. After several weeks in the hospital, our client was ready to be discharged to a long-term care facility after making an amazing recovery when several doctors ignored her nosebleeds, causing our client to suffocate to death by aspirating on her own blood.
Immediately upon being served with the lawsuit, the trucking company’s insurance company alleged that the driver was not an employee of the trucking company and that they were not responsible for him. However, Tom and Craig quickly defeated that argument and received an offer from the trucking company to settle for its full $1 million liability insurance policy.
However, rather than simply settling in the early stages of the lawsuit, the Meyers & Flowers team remained aggressive by continuing to investigate whether there were any additional parties that could be held liable. Ultimately, Tom and Craig discovered that a third-party logistics company, or freight broker, originally arranged for the trucking company to pick-up the shipment from the shipper.
After naming the freight broker as an additional defendant, Tom successfully argued against the freight broker’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which allowed the Meyers & Flowers team to continue its investigation into the freight broker’s involvement. During discovery, Tom elicited very favorable testimony from the freight broker’s employees that revealed that the freight broker was responsible for the trucking company’s negligence.
“Prior to my career as a trial attorney, I worked for a large logistics company and learned the ins and outs of the trucking and logistics industry. I now use my past experience and unique knowledge of the industry to better identify all responsible parties which helps maximize our clients’ recoveries when they are injured in a trucking crash,” said Tom.
By remaining aggressive, Meyers & Flowers was able to maximize the client’s recovery by securing an additional $600,000 from the freight broker in addition to the $1,000,000 settlement with the trucking company.
“Our team was able to efficiently resolve the trucking lawsuit, which made us able to better focus on the wrongful death medical malpractice case related to this same incident so that the client’s family can continue to receive some sense of justice and recover from the unimaginable loss they have suffered,” said Craig.
Maximizing our clients’ recoveries is at the forefront of everything we do at Meyers & Flowers. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a car crash, trucking crash, or medical negligence, please contact our team of experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at 630-232-6333 or online to request a free case consultation.