Verdicts & Settlements

$1.4 Million Dollar Settlement in Motor Vehicle Accident

Thomas R. Smith, Esq. recently obtained a $1.4 million dollar settlement on behalf of a driver whose vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer’s blown-out tire.

The Plaintiff was driving his company vehicle when the Defendant’s tractor trailer had a tire blowout. The tire skin hit the Plaintiff’s windshield. The Plaintiff, in an attempt to avoid contact, jerked his car to the side of the road, coming to a stop in a shallow ditch.   In doing so he suffered significant injuries to his lower back and neck and was subsequently subjected to four back surgeries.   He was left with extensive loss of functions and significant economic loss.

It is also of note that shortly before the incident the Defendant drove his fully- loaded tractor trailer, despite a flat tandem tire, to be repaired.

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