$1.1 Million Settlement When Commercial Truck Rear Ends Car

In this case, which was settled as a confidential settlement, the plaintiff Ms. Doe was traveling on a northbound interstate highway when she stopped because of heavy approaching traffic. The defendant Roe, a commercial truck driver, rear-ended Doe’s car causing her to collide with the vehicle in front of her.

Doe suffered hand and cervical injuries and later underwent several surgeries, including a cervical fusion at C5-7.

Doe, a medical unit clerk, missed more than three months of work amounting to $25,000 in lost earnings. Her medical bills were $355,000. Doe, 51, has recovered fairly well from her injuries and surgeries.

However, Doe sued Roe and his employer claiming that Roe had taken his eyes off the road, was traveling too fast for conditions and chose not to reduce his speed to avoid this crash.

Roe on the other hand argued that Ms. Doe was at fault for the collision in that she and the car in front of her pulled in front of another car leaving him no room to stop in time. Before trial, the case settled for $1.1 million. The attorneys representing Doe were Candice S. Klein and Candice Bond.

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