$4.65 Million

The Defendant drove his vehicle onto the highway shoulder where he overcorrected, causing his vehicle to uncontrollably rotate across the centerline and into the opposite travel lanes. The Defendant’s vehicle violently struck the front of a Ford Excursion at approximately 55-60 miles per hour. The collision caused extensive injuries to the Plaintiff including 1) multiple right-sided rib fractures and thoracic spine fractures; 2) retrosternal hematoma; 3) grade III splenic lacerations; 4) possible venous injury at the level of the left subclavian and internal jugular confluence; and 5)lumbar spine L5 and S1 facet fractures. This case settled after years of litigation just prior to trial.