Shortly before Thanksgiving, our client was driving to the grocery store with his teenage nephew in the car when they were rear-ended by a semi-truck. Although our client initially felt fine at the scene, his efforts to recover from his injuries never fully panned out. A year later, his back and neck still bothered him and effected his ability to work in his job as a flight attendant. Further complicating the case was the testimony of the driver of the semi truck, who swore that he was barely moving when the collision occurred, and that the impact was little more than a bump.
After a lengthy investigation, we were able to locate our client’s car, now in the possession of another person, and pull the data from the vehicle’s event data recorder. That data revealed that our client had been struck with far more force than a bump and the case proceeded to trial. A jury returned a verdict more than 20 times the insurance company’s last offer to settle.