Mother and Daughter Headed Home from School Hit From Behind by Concrete Truck
Plaintiff, a 32 year old hairdresser and mother, had stopped her SUV at
a red light with her 18 month old daughter in the back seat, restrained
in a car seat. Defendant's concrete truck rear-ended the plaintiffs'
SUV, propelling it into the pickup truck stopped ahead. The mother suffered
a brief loss of consciousness but was released from the ER that same day.
The daughter was released without apparent injury other than an arm bruise
Afterward, the mother sought treatment for back, knee and hip pain, along
with headaches and other symptoms of mTBI. She was treating with an orthopedist,
neurologist, psychologist, neuro-psychologist, and psychiatrist. Cognitive
difficulty and memory loss had rendered her unable to work. Further neuro-radiological
DTI testing revealed brain bleeding and axonal shearing missed by the
hospital. The daughter also tested positive for mTBI on neuro-psychological
testing and negative on DTI tests.
Two days after the deposition of a primary defense neuro-psychologist,
the remaining defendant settled the case. Prior to the deposition, plaintiffs
had negotiated a
settlement with another insurer.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Settled in Court
Plaintiff was a 43 year old male was riding his bicycle on a two lane state
highway where is crossed Interstate Hwy. 55 in Hammond at 11:40 PM. A
Domino's Pizza delivery driver was traveling in his Saturn car in
the same direction and collided with the back of the bike as they were
descending the overpass. Plaintiff was knocked off the back of the bike,
onto the hood of the Saturn and his head struck and smashed the windshield
of the car. He was then thrown off the front of the car onto the pavement
below. The bike had 2 flashing red lights mounted below the seat facing
rear approaching traffic that were operating at the time of the wreck.
Elderly Man Hit From Behind By Dump Truck on Interstate
Pickup truck driven by plaintiff was rear-ended by an eighteen-wheel gravel
truck on I-55 in Tanglpahoa Parish in 2010. Plaintiff, now seventy-six,
refused transport and drove his pickup from the accident scene.
He later went to an emergency room, received treatment for upper-back pain
and minor cuts to his head (no stitches), and was released.
A few days later he went to the doctor who treated him for a stroke in
2007 complaining of mid-to-lower-back pain and headaches. CT scans showed
no acute traumatic injury but it did detect the prior stroke. An MRI of
his brain two months later revealed the same.
Neuro-psychological testing was positive for mild traumatic brain injury,
and diffusion tensor imaging performed in 2012 confirmed the diagnosis.
Plaintiff also tested positive for disk disease with herniations, but
he has had no spinal surgery. He did have dental work done for prior problems
and lost two teeth in the wreck along with his bridge.
In 2012 he also underwent surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder problems.
There was no claim for lost income and the case settled for $900,000 on
a $1 million policy. Trial was set for June 2013.
Multiple Victims of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Intersectional Crash
A group home passenger van that was transporting residents to their work
site ran a stop sign in Tanglpahoa Parish and struck a car containing
a mother, her two children and two other students en route to a Montessori School.
A van passenger had a broken neck and exacerbation of a pre-existing brain injury.
The mother suffered a broken ankle and a head injury. One of the boys in
the car suffered a head injury and had a positive MRI. Both of his sister's
legs were broken and she sustained a head injury. The two other children
had post-traumatic stress disorder.
Plaintiffs, who filed suit against the van's owner and its insurers,
had a host of medical experts: neurologists, neuropsychologist, psychiatrists,
life-care planner, physiatrist, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and more.
The case settled for a combined $11.86 million in a week-long mediation
less than one month before the scheduled October 2009 trial.
Doe v. Doe, 05/09
While he was directing traffic on the Manchac Bridge, a state trooper was
struck by an 18-wheeler whose driver failed to slow the rig. The driver
lost control of the rig and it flipped on its side before striking plaintiff.
The trooper suffered a broken ankle and a cut to his forehead. He remained
conscious, but was dazed and taken by another trooper to a local hospital
where he was treated and released the same day.
Plaintiff's neuropsych testing revealed positive cognitive impairment.
Although he had returned to light-duty work, he finally opted for early
Case settled under a confidentiality agreement for the policy limit of
$1 million plus an additional $25,000.
Elderly Man Hit by Commercial Truck in Private Parking Lot
Plaintiff, who had a prior neck injury that settled five years before wreck
at issue, re-injured his neck in 2007 during a low-impact crash. Less
than a month before the 2007 wreck, he had an MRI that showed severe disc
degeneration, making causation a contested issue for the herniation at
C-3 to C-7.
No lost wages were at issue; however, there was a hotly contested closed-head injury.
The case was successfully mediated and settled for $750,000 a little less
than two years from the date of the injury.
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