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$5,000,000 Settlement For Truck Crash Victim

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

In September 2018, Shannon Law Group’s client reached a $5,000,000 policy limit settlement after sustaining permanent injuries in a truck crash. 

Two-and-a-half years before this settlement, Carolyn Robertshaw’s vehicle was struck in an intersection by a roadside service truck that was attempting to make a left hand turn in front of our client, Carolyn. Our client sustained multiple left side crush injuries and a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Her brain injury left her with no memory of the crash. The defendant truck driver testified that she had lawfully turned on a green arrow.

The investigation of the case revealed that the roadside service company did not follow even the minimum safety requirements for trucking companies. The company did not require its inexperienced teenage truck driver to provide a motor vehicle record, undergo a physical examination, perform a written driver safety test, or perform a road test medical prior to hiring her to drive the truck she was driving at the time of this crash. Our investigation reinforces the need for companies to appropriately vet and train commercial drivers. The case highlights the serious consequences of trucking companies failing to maintain adequate safety controls in their hiring and training programs.  

For more than two-and-a-half years, Carolyn was confined to hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities — physically unable to return home. As a result of this settlement, she has been able to return home with the assistance of a full-time caretaker. She was able to renovate her home to accommodate her needs and will now receive the lifetime medical care that she needs. 

We are grateful that Carolyn entrusted us with helping her with her case.