Bachus & Schanker, LLC Client Compensated $1.85 Million for Injuries and Emotional Damages Suffered in Collision with Semi Truck
28-year-old Susan was driving her 1993 Saturn to work on East Sand Creek Drive in Commerce City, Colorado, when a semi-truck coming toward Susan from the opposite direction crossed over the center line of the two-lane street and crashed head-on into Susan. Susan's legs were pinned under the steering column and dashboard and it was nearly an hour before Susan was able to be removed from her car. As a result of this collision, both of Susan's legs were broken, her left ankle was fractured, and her right elbow was fractured. Susan was hospitalized for nearly two months (a total of 54 days) as a result of her injuries suffered in the accident of April 2, 1999. She underwent five surgeries and significant rehabilitation. She gradually learned to walk again.
As with most collisions involving semi-trucks, the trucking company was unwilling to take appropriate responsibility for the actions of its truck driver, so Bachus & Schanker, LLC filed a lawsuit against the semi truck driver and the trucking company. Through the course of litigation, Kyle Bachus, a Bachus & Schanker, LLC founding partner, retained experts to evaluate Susan's future medical and life care needs, evaluate her ability to work in the future, and put a monetary value to the losses she had suffered. These experts determined that Susan would never be able to physically run, ski, play softball or walk without a limp, and that she would be unable to hold anything in the palm of her right hand as a result of her injuries. Additionally, these experts estimated that Susan would have significant future medical care issues and probably face serious wage loss as a result of the catastrophic nature of her injuries.
Kyle Bachus, a founding partner of Bachus & Schanker, LLC fought hard in litigation to make sure Susan was fully compensated for her serious injuries. Bachus & Schanker, LLC submitted to the trucking company and its insurance carrier an extensive packet of summaries of Susan's injuries and the amount of her losses, as well as before and after photographs of Susan. As a result, Susan was ultimately compensated $1.85 million for her injuries and emotional damages suffered as a result of this collision.