COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT
The Defendant, while traveling at an excessive rate of speed, made a decision to cross-over the double yellow lines, and “cut the corner” to avoid having to slow his vehicle and come to a stop at the intersection. His actions caused him to drive his vehicle head-on into our client’s vehicle. As a direct result of the reckless and intentional conduct of Defendant, our client suffered serious personal injuries. The Defendant’s insurance carrier initially refused to release coverage information; our office immediately filed suit, adding a claim for punitive damages. Defendant filed a Motion to Strike the punitive damages; the Motion was granted by the trial court with leave to amend. After an intense investigation, our team determined the same Defendant had almost hit another car head-on 30 seconds prior to striking my client’s vehicle. My office re-asserted the punitive damages claim, pressuring the carrier to pay the $3,500,000 policy limits.