Over three years ago, our client was a passenger in a vehicle driving on U.S. 60 in La Paz County. Unfortunately, a truck driver that had stopped at an intersection on the highway, proceeded to cross the intersection and did not see our client’s vehicle approaching.
The vehicles collided, resulting in serious injuries to our client and another passenger.
As is sometimes the case, even though the truck driver admitted he felt at fault for the collision, the driver, employer and/or insurance company refuses to admit the driver is at fault or acknowledge the full nature and extent of our client’s injuries. Indeed, the defendants do not even concede that our client was entitled to be transported to a Level One trauma facility by helicopter (she was considered a Level One trauma, the most serious classification, at the scene) or that he stay in the hospital for several days was proper.
We are scheduled to go to trial in August, 2007 in La Paz County, Arizona. Among other things, the defendants have indicated through their counsel that they do not think a La Paz County jury will give our client any sizeable award. While verdicts are certainly lower in outside counties, you should never be afraid to take a meritorious case to trial or be bullied into an unfair settlement. In addition, we believe the defendants are in for a surprise.