Our client, a 56-year-old man, was operating a garbage truck on a Louisiana highway. He began to slow down in the right-turn lane at a blinking yellow light. As he was still rolling, he saw a tractor-trailer truck approaching in his mirror. He only had time to tell his passenger to hold on before the impact. The truck accident pushed the garbage truck more than 100 feet, where it hit and downed a traffic signal pole.
Client Suffers Life-Changing Injuries in Tractor-Trailer Accident
Our client immediately felt pain in his shoulders, and he was unable to raise his arms above his head. Shortly after the accident, he also developed neck pain. The client went to the emergency room for treatment. As a result of the accident, our client suffered severe injuries, including rotator-cuff tears in both shoulders and a knee injury. He was seen by specialists for complaints of back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and carpal tunnel symptoms. He had radiating pain into his feet, along with tingling and numbness. Over many months, his ongoing treatment included several complicated surgeries, steroid injections, physical therapy, home care, and other therapies.
While treatment brought him significant relief, our client was still experiencing ongoing pain and symptoms from his injuries, even years after the accident. His doctors said they expected him to need medical treatment for the rest of his life. He was unable to return to his previous employment, and a vocational profile declared him unemployable.
Case of Severe Truck Accident Injuries Settles for $675,000
The client’s medical expenses were substantial, and he had some lingering chronic pain and symptoms from his injuries. The client initially worked with another attorney but turned to Attorney Michael Koch when that attorney moved practices. Mike was happy to take over, meet with the client, and help him through the legal process against the trucking company.
With Mike’s excellent work on behalf of the client, the case settled for $675,000 in the client’s favor. The client was relieved that he could move forward with his life, pay his medical bills, and receive the future treatment he would need. He was able to purchase a house for his family, help his children with education and transportation needs, and take care of his family’s needs, as well as his own. He was happy with the result in his case, and he was thankful for Mike’s help, support, and experience.
If you or a family member suffered injuries in an accident, don’t be afraid to reach out to us for help with your legal questions. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping Louisiana families hold trucking companies accountable for accidents and get the compensation they deserve. Contact us online or call us directly at 318.541.8188.