Large Truck Accident Results in Over $415,000 Settlement - $415,000
In 2005, the Plaintiff, Jane Doe, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 1 in Brevard County, Florida. At the time of the collision, Ms. Doe was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 1. Immediately to her left was a large truck. Ms. Doe alleged that the truck merged into her lane of travel, striking the left rear quarter panel of her vehicle, causing it to go out of control, cross all three southbound lanes of travel, go over the median and ended up facing northbound in the left hand, northbound, lane of travel. The operator of the truck alleged that it was Ms. Doe who crossed into his lane of travel, causing the collision. This matter was highly contested not only over which party was at fault in causing the accident, but also the fact that the Defendants claimed that the injuries claimed by Ms. Doe were pre-existing, degenerative changes and not related to the motor vehicle crash. As a result of the accident, Ms. Doe sustained significant and permanent injuries for which she underwent two separate surgeries involving fusions in her cervical spine, and would require additional medical care and treatment in the future. A week before trial, Alpizar Law was able to secure a settlement in excess of $415,000.00 on behalf of Ms. Doe.