Vehicle Accident: College Honor Student

truck speeding accident fault sideswiped brain injury multi-million dollar settlement

Marie was an honor student driving back to her college on the east coast after Christmas break.

A truck she never saw sideswiped her car sending her crashing off the highway.

Marie suffered severe injuries and remained in a coma for several days.

The driver of the truck fled the scene leaving Marie unconscious and abandoned on a deserted highway.

Fortunately for Marie, a witness to the event stopped to help and alerted the Highway Patrol.

McDermott-Hickey went to battle on behalf of Marie.

She had sustained among other injuries, traumatic brain injury (TMI) which severely affected her ability to think clearly and retain information. She would never be the same.

The trucking company hired experts who blamed Marie for the accident, refused to turn over key documents and fought Marie’s case every step of the way.

McDermott-Hickey retained the top experts in the field who were able to prove that the truck driver was speeding and caused the accident.

They also fought hard to force the trucking company to turn over all the key documents and internal investigations they conducted. 

RESULT: On the eve of trial, the trucking company agreed to pay Marie a confidential multi-million dollar settlement.