In the early morning hours of a typical day, a 60-year-old grandmother pulled off the road and to change a tire. While changing the tire, she was hit by a commercial truck. Prior to this incident, the woman was employed as a warehouse foreman, earning $25,000.00 per year). After the injury and treatment, she received Social Security because she was no longer able to perform that job.
Plaintiff’s injuries resulting from being hit included non-surgical fractures of the left leg, a broken bone in her neck, and a broken nose. While being evaluated and treated in the local hospital emergency room, a CT scan also showed bleeding on the brain. Photos of plaintiff’s bloody and swollen face supported the injury claim of a traumatic brain injury. The medical costs submitted for previous treatment included an inpatient stay and a hospital and at a rehabilitation facility ($100,000.00). [Read more…]