Motorist Struck On Highway Shoulder
Case Type: Auto Accident
Settlement: $ 525,000
Facts of the Case
Our client was driving on a Detroit area highway when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. He pulled off the highway onto the shoulder to exchange information and to wait for police to arrive at the scene. Another motorist was not paying attention and drove onto the shoulder, striking his vehicle, and him. He was transported by ambulance to a local emergency department for serious orthopedic injuries caused by the accident.
Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered
- Fractured arm
- Fractured pelvis
- Serious cuts and abrasions
- Pain & suffering
- Fright & shock
- Psychological damages
Legal Issues in the Case
- Who was at fault for the accident?
- Could any fault be attributed to the Plaintiff?
- Were the Plaintiff’s injuries permanent?
- How much compensation should be paid for the injuries?
What We Did to Win the Settlement
We filed a lawsuit and took the sworn deposition testimony of the parties, eyewitnesses, and the investigation police offer. We also obtained all of the medical records. We attended mediation and agreed to a settlement of $525,000, which was in addition to payment of medical bills and lost wages.