For obvious reasons, such as their sheer size and potential force of impact, accidents involving trucks can result in serious injuries and even death. Those that do survive may be subject to chronic pain that follows them for the rest of their lives. To avoid the arduous process of litigation, however, many truck accident suits result in settlements, some of them enormous. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert truck accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Three recent cases that together amounted to almost $50 million in settlements illustrate the extent of some truck accident injuries. After 24 year old Caelen Peshek, of Cook County, Illinois, was hit by a truck and dragged for 60 feet, she secured a record settlement of $35 million with the truck company. Peshek was left permanently disabled. Peshek was represented by Clifford Law Offices of Chicago, Illinois.
Connecticut man Schley Hunter also received a large settlement after being hit by a truck when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Hunter was left paralyzed from the waist down and received $6 million in a settlement with the truck company. Hunter was represented by Adelman, Hirsch and Connors of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lastly, in Pennsylvania, a truck driver lost control of his truck and killed Andrew Stevens, a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant. Stevens’ wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit and was awarded $8 million in a settlement. Stevens was represented by Munley Law of Scranton, Pennsylvania.