A trucking company in Montana reached a $1 million settlement with a driver who was severely injured in an accident involving one of the company’s dump trucks. According to the article on Lawyers USA’s Web site, the accident occurred on April 30, 2004 when Lucy Jones-Parker, 54, was driving with her 10-year-old daughter, Arianna, asleep on the front passenger seat.
Jones-Parker’s attorney said that two dump trucks operated by Dave’s Trucking tried to cross a highway at an intersection and when one of the trucks pulled directly in front of Jones-Parker’s van, she hit the truck’s rear axle. She was pinned against the steering wheel with her chin on the dash, unable to breathe until a passer-by helped extricate her. Her daughter fortunately suffered only minor injuries.
But Jones-Parker suffered a fractured pelvis. She needed to undergo a lot of surgery, which put her out of a job. The trucking company claimed that their driver stopped at the stop sign at that intersection. But the plaintiff’s attorney cited eyewitness reports, which stated that the dump truck driver did not stop at the posted sign.
Her attorney tells the magazine that his client’s life was “turned upside down” after the accident. He said the settlement will give her the much-needed second chance to get back on her feet and move on with her life.
Any time we see an injured motorist who was hurt because of someone else’s negligence, our hearts go out to them. At Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, we’ve helped numerous clients get back on their feet after a harrowing auto accident. Trucking accidents are becoming all too common in California, especially in Los Angeles and Orange counties. It’s almost as if they happen every day.
A truck accident almost always results in a major injury or death. Individuals and families going through these tough situations need all the help and guidance they can get. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck or big rig accident, call Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys to see how we can help you through this difficult time.