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Attorneys Jason W. Konvicka and Robert C. T. Reed attained a $2.25 million settlement on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered catastrophic injuries due to a motor vehicle collision. The collision occurred when the defendant disregarded a red light and crashed his commercial motor vehicle into the plaintiff’s truck while traveling approximately 65 miles per hour, causing massive property damage to both vehicles.
The plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with subarachnoid hemorrhage rendering him unable to remember any details of the collision. He had a large laceration to the top of his head with partial amputation of the right ear. He suffered spinal injuries, resulting in incomplete paraplegia, and other associated complications. Neuropsychological testing indicated that the effects of his TBI were permanent and he would be unlikely to return to gainful employment.
The defendant’s company carried $2,000,000 in liability coverage. The team at Allen & Allen retained a forensic accountant to review the defendant company’s financial data and provide an estimate of its ability to contribute to a settlement. The case resolved for $2,250,000 two weeks after a mediation.