A California jury awarded Teresa Gonzalez, 21 years old, $5.64 million for a personal injury lawsuit that stemmed from an truck wreck that occurred in 2002. The accident involved a commercial truck from Dresick Farms that ran a stop sign into her family van, striking her in the face. Since the accident, she has received 21 operations on her face.
Although the company fought liability for six years, Dresick Farms finally acknowledged liability just before the trial was about to start, and so the trial was to determine the amount to be awarded. Unfortunately, this is not unusual for a trucking company or an insurance company to fight responsibility for years and then admit it right before trial. As a result, people involved in truck accidents need a lawyer that will aggressively fight for the evidence needed to prove their case.
If you know anyone in Georgia involved in a truck wreck, please call or email our injury attorneys.