Atlanta Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Plaintiff was driving a four-door sedan in a commercial area on a bridge over I-285.  He stopped for a red traffic signal and was rear-ended by a tractor trailer truck driven by Defendant.  Defendant was employed by co-defendant trucking company.  Plaintiff alleged permanent disability as a result of his neck injury, which required surgery.  He was assigned a 31% permanent partial disability rating and argued that his future earnings would be diminished because of his injury.  He sought $69,883 in medicals and $484,000 in future lost income for diminution of earning capacity.  The parties settled the claim for $250,000 prior to trial on 1/15/2009.