$12 Million Settlement in Commercial Truck Crash Resulting in Amputation of Both Legs

Charles Peterson, 39, was driving on an interstate highway when another vehicle collided with his. The impact of the crash caused Peterson to lose control of his vehicle, which moved onto the highway median.

The driver of a commercial truck then made a sudden turn on the highway, causing its trailer to fishtail and strike Peterson’s vehicle.

Peterson suffered serious injuries necessitating amputation of both legs. His medical expenses were $1.2 million.

He sued Mid TN Erosion Sediment and Control Inc., alleging liability for this crash and his catastrophic injuries. Peterson asserted that the defendant’s commercial truck driver was distracted, which caused this collision. The lawsuit did not claim lost income.

Before trial, the parties settled for $12 million.

In discovery, the Peterson attorneys presented an expert in orthopedics while the defendant presented experts in orthopedics, biomechanics and nursing.

The attorneys handling this tragic case for Peterson were Joe Griffith and Zack Smith.

Peterson v. Smith, No. 18C2027 (Tenn. Cir. Ct. Davidson County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accidents, wrongful death cases, rear-end collision lawsuits, car accidents, and motorcycle accident lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Franklin Park, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Hickory Hills, Blue Island, Oaklawn, Calumet City, Country Club Hills, Homewood, Olympia Fields, Matteson, Mokena, Villa Park, Glencoe, Chicago (Edgewater, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Bucktown, Logan Square, Irving Park, Albany Park, Portage Park, Andersonville, Roscoe Village, Beverly), Norridge, Harwood Heights, Elmwood Park, and Niles, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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