When friends of our BLF family are hit by a commercial vehicle, we are here to help. When we are able to get involved in a case early on, it allows our team to do what we do best, which is doing more to keep you moving forward.
Below is a success story of one of our favorite clients and how we were able to help answer his questions, resolve the case successfully, and make our client’s life as easy as possible throughout the entire process.
The Night of This Commercial Vehicle Accident
Around 10:30 PM on a November 2018 evening, our client, Mario, was on his way home from diesel mechanic school. He was driving in the far left lane, when suddenly, a garbage truck that had just left a gas station merged across three lanes and entered our client's, eventually hitting him. The crash totaled our client's pickup truck and hurt our client, leading to painful injuries.
He was only thirty-eight years old at the time of the wreck, and unfortunately, as a result of the crash, his back was permanently altered for life. It caused him to have a severe disc herniation that required extensive therapy and injections over the course of a year. He was also recommended to get surgery by two board-certified spine surgeons.
Our Auto Accident Legal Team Was There to Help
Mario was connected with us after talking to another law firm. They knew that our team would be perfect to handle this case, so they called us right away. From the initial call with Mario, our team was able to listen to his questions, concerns, and fears about the process and the uncertainty of recovering back to the way his life used to be.
Since this was our client's first time dealing with any sort of severe injury, he needed guidance on how to navigate medical care. Our firm works with clients to make sure they're getting to the right doctors and medical professionals and are able to start treatment immediately. We worked with Mario to research and find the best doctors near his home - taking away some of the stress of even finding the right doctor. This also gave him the opportunity to focus on getting better physically and emotionally, so he could get his life back to a form of normalcy. This gave him peace of mind knowing that he did not have to face a medical care battle and he could focus his time and energy on getting better.
Once Mario’s treatment was nearly complete, our team began putting together one of our cutting-edge demands to the garbage truck's insurance company. We worked with all his healthcare providers to get estimates of his future medical needs as well as the psychological damages he would have in the future as a result of this car wreck.
From there, we worked with the insurance company adjuster to obtain a settlement that was fair and right for this case.
Changing Our Client's Life
As a result of the settlement for Mario, he was able to pay off all his medical bills and was set up for the next phase of his life. The settlement money will never replace or make up for the quality time he lost working his way back to his new normal, both physically and mentally, but it will help him get his life back on track.
It was so rewarding to work with our client, Mario. He is an amazing person and we knew we had the chance to make a meaningful impact on his life. With our entire team working on this case, we were able to resolve it quickly and efficiently.
Why Was This An Important Case for All Texas Drivers?
Commercial vehicle operators, like the one who hit our client, have a very strict set of rules to follow while operating a vehicle of that size - there are extra safety measures put in place to try and prevent these very types of wrecks from happening. And just like any driver, commercial or not, they're expected to operate their vehicle safely.
Yet, the driver who hurt our client disregarded the safety standards put in place and allowed himself to become distracted while maneuvering a large, heavy vehicle - ultimately causing a great deal of injury and pain to our client. This case will serve as a reminder to the commercial transportation industry to drive safely.