Austin Personal Injury Lawyers obtain $410,200 verdict for car crash

Personal Injury attorneys, Todd Kelly and Jaime Lynn, tried a case for their injured client that was riding in the back seat of a car that struck an 18-wheeler when the 18-wheeler driver swerved into their lane in McLennan County.

Our client was riding in a Chevrolet Malibu on Interstate Highway 35 in Waco, traveling in the far left lane. The 18-Wheeler was traveling in the right lane when traffic came to a stop. Although he was aware of crashes ahead, because he had been warned by CB radio, the commercial driver carelessly approached too fast, making a sudden lane change inevitable, causing the driver of the Malibu to strike the truck.

The client’s vehicle in the crash was given a damage rating of a 6 by the investigating officer on the scene. The damage didn’t end with the vehicle, as the victim was thrown forward by the impact causing a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff.

The injuries led to a journey of continuous pain and medical treatment including two surgeries, physical therapy, manual therapy, neuromuscular education, therapeutic exercises. The shoulder currently does not have full motion and it is likely that it never will.

Prior to this trial, the highest offer made by the trucking company was $1,500.00.

“Trials are stressful and expensive,” said Kelly. “It is a shame that responsible companies don’t do the right thing without putting the families of the people that they injure through them. The additional stress of trying a case adds insult to injury, and we are only glad that THIS jury saw fit to try to do the right thing by a person injured through no fault of his own. Not all of them do.”

If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm for a free consultation to see if you are entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. Settlements and verdicts vary between cases. Results of other cases are not indicators for the success of future cases. The Carlson Law Firm can help determine if you have a case and fight for what you deserve.


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