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$5.1 Million Settlement for Woman Rear-Ended by 18-Wheeler

Our client was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler while driving to work on I-10. The impact from the collision sent our client’s vehicle into the concrete guardrail, totaling her car and injuring her neck and lower back.

When the trucking company refused to take responsibility for our client’s injuries, Ryan Zehl filed suit, alleging that the driver was distracted at the time of the crash and the trucking company was negligent and grossly negligent for failing to train and allowing him to use a cell phone in violation of federal law.

Shortly after filing the lawsuit, Mr. Zehl obtained the truck driver’s cell phone records and certified driving history, which showed that he was on his cell phone just prior to the crash and had caused 3 serious collisions in the 18 months leading up to the crash.

The case settled for $5.1 Million less than 8 months after we filed the case.

Attorney’s fees and Expenses: $2,104,773