Watching a truck careen out of control towards you is the stuff of nightmares come true. Life breaks down into agonizing seconds each tick of the clock bringing the vehicle closer to its violent impact. Our client‚ a mechanic on his way to work‚ lived through such a wreck. The driver of a commercial Canada Dry delivery truck plowed recklessly through an intersection‚ making a left-hand turn into the path of our client’s own car. Our client hammered his car horn repeatedly to get the commercial driver’s attention‚ but could only watch helplessly as the huge vehicle struck him. Adrenaline flooded his system as his body tensed with the impact. He refused treatment at the scene‚ that is‚ until the accident’s heady haze wore off. Faced with growing pain radiating throughout his back and neck, he sought help from a nearby emergency room. Medical personnel hovered above him‚ examining the multiple injuries to his back and neck.
Fortunately‚ he survived the wreck‚ though that was only the first hurdle on a long and difficult course.
Unable to return to work for a period of time and to face a veritable mountain of medical bills‚ the injured mechanic knew he needed the services of a skilled personal injury attorney and called our firm. We immediately took charge of his accident claim and made certain the medical doctors supervising his care were doing everything possible to alleviate his pain and repair the extensive damage done to his spine and surrounding nerves. He also suffered hearing loss in his left ear as a result of his head smashing against the driver’s side window in the months that followed his debilitating injuries required invasive surgery.
Our aggressive lawyers were able to win a settlement that compensated our client for the balance of his lost wages. The funds also completely paid for his extensive medical bills and ongoing physical therapy costs. The driver of the commercial vehicle was clearly at fault for actions that fundamentally changed our client’s life. Today‚ our client is able to continue his work as a mechanic‚ and has made a very good recovery‚ although he continues to experience pain in his lower back.