Uninsured Driver Causes Devastating Car Crash
Our client was involved in a devastating automobile collision. Another driver crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, directly in front of our client's vehicle. Our client had no time to react and the two vehicles collided. The force of the impact also pushed our client's vehicle into the guardrail on the right hand side. The damage to our client's Ford Escape was horrific. He was struck in the driver's side door, directly where he was seated. He was pinned in his vehicle and had to be extracted by the fire department. Due to the severity of his injuries, the highway was closed and our client was airlifted from the scene.
As a result of this collision, our client received significant injuries to his head, pelvis, left leg, low back and suffered respiratory failure; his left leg was almost completely destroyed in this collision. The collision resulted in serious life-threatening injuries for our client. Thankfully, he was able to pull through and has improved since that time. However, he is left with serious and permanent injuries to his left leg and low back. He is also suffering from ongoing memory loss.
The at-fault driver did not have insurance at the time of the collision. Attorney Paul Downes was able to settle the case for our client's full uninsured motorists policy limits of $300,000.