Written by Troy Marsh |
While riding as a passenger in a work van, my client suffered neck and back injuries when a fully loaded tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of the vehicle on Interstate 16, launching the van off the interstate, down an embankment, up a steep incline, over a fence, and into a plowed field. The tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel because of sleep deprivation. My client’s medical bills exceeded $100,000, and she was left with disfiguring surgical scars. After I filed suit and litigated against an Atlanta defense firm for over a year, the tractor-trailer company’s insurance company decided to settle at mediation for an amount that compensated my client for her losses.