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Driver Awarded $11 Million for Brain Injury

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Tyler Kirchoff5 years ago

A Fresno, California woman has been awarded $11 million for medical bills and pain and suffering for injuries that she received when an unsecured corner iron from a tractor-trailer flew through her windshield and struck her in the head.

Details of the Trucking Accident Case

  • The plaintiff was driving her car down a California highway in 2010 when a corner iron that was securing crates flew off the tractor-trailer in front of her.
  • The metal piece flew through the windshield and struck the plaintiff in the head.
  • The plaintiff suffered a skull fracture and severe brain damage resulting in seizures.
  • Due to her brain injuries, the plaintiff was forced to retire from her job as a teacher.

Jury Awards $11 Million

The jury sided with the plaintiff, and awarded her and her husband a total of $11.8 million in damages.

  • $2,629,693 for past and future medical costs
  • $2,146,963 for past and future lost earnings capability
  • $6,750,000 for past and future pain and suffering
  • $350,000 was awarded to the woman's spouse for loss of consortium
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