The L.A. Times reports that jurors awarded a man and his wife $39 million as the result of a truck accident that resulted in paralyzing injuries.
The man – a C.H.P. Officer – had pulled over a motorist on U.S. Highway 101 north of Ventura. While the C.H.P. Officer was conducting the stop, a truck crashed into them, killing the motorist and leaving the CHP Officer a paraplegic.
If you’ve been injured in any roadway accident, it’s critical to contact an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer at once.
Here, the jury awarded the parents of the man who was killed $10.2 million in addition to the $39 million for the officer and his wife. The truck driver pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and transporting marijuana. Often several factors are at play when a trucking accident occurs, including driver error and road conditions. Other times the company that hired a negligent driver may be found at fault in addition to the driver. An experienced attorney can investigate the accident and determine all possible avenues of recovery.
For more information, or if you have been injured in a California car accident or truck accident, contact the experienced truck accident lawyer and personal injury lawyer at Sette Law Office, dedicated to helping those injured by the negligence of others.