Posted On: February 14, 2012 by Moseley Collins

Big Rig Runs over Teenager Causing Serious and Life Threatening Injuries, Part 2 of 2

The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of an injury case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this big rig accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

At the time of the accident, ABC was performing a construction contract for the City of Sacramento. Plaintiff alleged that the City knew, or should have known, that the ABC dump truck/trailer was a hazard at certain City intersections, as it could not make an intersectional turn without substantially encroaching into the opposite lane of traffic. Plaintiff further alleged that the City's contract specifications with ABC Construction required “re-routing” of the contractor's heavy equipment away from after-school pedestrian routes used by grammar school children.

CLAIMED INJURIES
According to Plaintiff: Plaintiff sustained life-threatening, near-amputation of his left leg; large right leg laceration; blunt abdominal trauma; repeated orthopedic, neurological, and plastic surgeries.

CLAIMED DAMAGES
According to Plaintiff: Plaintiff's past medical bills exceeded $500,000. Plaintiff's Life Care Plan prepared by Sams & Associates, Rehabilitation and Life Care Planners stated plaintiff's future medical expenses for “one time” future surgeries were approximately $305,000 at present cost.

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SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS
According to Plaintiff: Plaintiff made a policy limits demand of $1 million against defendant ABC and its driver, Defendant.

COMMENTS
According to Plaintiff: Malcolm E. Barrack represented defendants ABC, Jeffrey Green, Karen Green, and Patrick Ross. Steven C. Mitchell and Raymond Fullerton represented defendants City of Fort Bragg and Linda Ruffing. John J. Ruprecht provided the information for this report.
SUMMARY:
Verdict/Judgment: Plaintiff
Verdict/Judgment Amount: $1,100,000

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