On a fall evening, 25 year old Client and his girlfriend were traveling from her family’s home in Bucks County to Client’s home in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. They were driving east on Route 80 in the right hand lane. At that same time, a Canadian over the road trucker, was operating a tractor/trailer rig for a Canadian transport company from Ontario in the left hand lane of Route 80 in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. The trucker turned on his signal to move into the right hand lane without regard for the Client’s car that was right beside him.
The trucker began to change lanes and struck the Client’s vehicle with the tractor of his rig, causing the Client to lose control. The Client’s car then ran into the trailer tires. After hitting the trailer tires, the Client’s vehicle spun across the right hand lane and off the side of the road.
The Client was flown from the scene to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania by MedEvac. He was treated for multiple injuries. After a stay in the trauma unit, the Client was discharged and continued to receive treatment for his injuries with doctors associated with Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.
The Client suffered injury to his arm, knee and back along with a closed head injury that affected his personality and memory. At the time of the accident, he worked as a sheet metal worker. Because of the serious injury he suffered, he has been unable to return to his job.
Our law firm was hired to represent the Client in a negligence case against the Canadian trucking company and their driver. The case was resolved prior to trial through a mediation.