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Jury Awards $2.52 Million To Permanently Injured 76-year-old Man

Martin & Jones represented a 76-year-old gentleman who was driving to work at 6:00 am in the right lane of an interstate highway when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his pickup truck. The collision sent our client’s pickup across the median where it overturned. Our client suffered a subdural bleed, subarachnoid hemorrhage, multiple lacerations, numerous musculoskeletal injuries and mild permanent brain injury.

After waiting more than a month after the accident to hear from the trucking company, our client’s wife wrote the company, a subsidiary of one of the largest trucking companies in the United States. The company offered to pay our client $1,000 for his classic 1969 Chevrolet pickup truck, which our client had purchased new in 1969 and had meticulously maintained for nearly 40 years. The insurance company made its highest settlement offer for $120,000, which was not made until trial began. After a week of testimony, the jury returned a verdict for our client of $2.5 million for his injuries, medical expenses and lost wages. The jury also required the trucking company to pay our client $20,000 to replace his 1969 Chevrolet pickup.

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