Commercial Trucking Accident Results in Total Knee Replacement
While driving on I-75 in Nokomis, Florida, our client was struck by a commercial truck and sustained severe injuries that required multiple surgeries to her shoulder and knee, including a total knee replacement. The truck lost control after a tire blowout and struck the right side of our client’s vehicle, dragging it to the shoulder of the interstate and causing it to crash head-on into a guardrail.
Partner David C. Prather filed suit alleging the well-known national trucking company was negligent in the maintenance of the company vehicle, stating the tire blowout was a result of improper inspection and maintenance, which ultimately led to the defective condition of the tire at the time of the accident. Prather successfully resolved the case before trial for a significant amount. The settlement will compensate our client’s medical expenses, as well as any treatment she will need in the future. It will also compensate her for the mental anguish she suffered as a result of the accident.