Construction & Tractor-Trailer Accident
Attorneys: Gene Riddle and Adam Smith
Our client was working on a highway construction project when a tractor trailer ran off the road and struck him in his work zone. He suffered internal injuries, orthopedic injuries, and the loss of a leg below the knee. He incurred over $50,000 in medical bills and will continue to treat in the future. He has been fitted with a prosthetic. He was working on the job at the time and we have recovered all temporary lost wages for him to this point. We filed suit against the tractor trailer company and driver. After discovery, we mediated his case and settled for the limits of the policy for the tractor trailer in the amount of $750,000. Most importantly, workmen’s compensation paid all medical bills and lost wages to date and waived its entire lien for past and future medical bills and wage loss. This was a big win for our client because it put significant compensation in his pocket while preserving his claim for worker’s compensation. Our client will continue to receive all medical treatment to be paid by workmen’s compensation and he will receive all continuing lost wages. We are still attempting to settle his workers’ compensation claim and when we can get it resolved by agreement or hearing, he won’t owe any medical bills.