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.