Semi-truck rolls through stop sign and causes accident
Our client was a passenger in a pickup truck that was hit by a Peterbilt truck at an intersection. The truck had come to a rolling stop for the stop sign and was traveling 5-10 mph into the intersection. The pickup our client was riding in was speeding and the driver did not have time to react to avoid the collision and ran directly into the side of the semi truck. Rescue personnel used the "jaws of life" to remove the roof of the truck to access our client. He was taken by helicopter to North Memorial Hospital due to his serious injuries. He suffered head injuries, femur fracture, collarbone fracture, multiple rib fractures that punctured his lung, foot and toe fractures, a bruised liver and a laceration to his leg that required staples.
Our client spent one month in the intensive care unit and continues to suffer physical injuries as well as brain damage from the accident.
Harry Sieben filed suit against the trucking company as did the driver of the pick up for his injuries. Our client received $625,000 of the $1 million coverage because his injuries were so severe. Sieben also sued the pick up driver for his negligence contributing to the accident and received an $80,000 settlement from his insurance company.