When tragedy happens, there is often a long time between the tragedy and the appropriate resolution. The result is often worth it, especially when there are millions of dollars on the line. Such was the case with a nursing student who just wanted to complete her last clinical session with her friends.
2 years ago, a nursing student was on her way to school with her friends. A truck driver rammed into the car, ultimately causing a seven-car pileup that killed five Georgia Southern University students.
In a jury trial, the trucking company who hired the driver was told to pay $15 million dollars to the survivor of the crash.
It was determined that the truck driver was going 70 miles an hour and didn’t use his brakes when he saw that others were stopping or stopped. The lawyers in the case used the information in a civil suit for damages.
The survivor suffered a traumatic brain injury and says, “not every day is the worst day of my life, but a lot of days are bad. But it’s the good days that make it worth it.”
The survivor knows that she’s one of the lucky ones. It’s still difficult for everyone around.
The driver of the truck was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of probation.
Hopefully, the settlement that the survivor received will help with ongoing medical expenses.
Our lawyers at the Strong Arm, John Foy, are trained to find every way to get the maximum possible settlement when you’ve been involved in an accident. If a commercial vehicle crashed into yours, there are a number of avenues that can be pursued. Give us a call if you’ve been in a commercial vehicle accident.