$3.8 million settlement reached for victim of tractor-trailer crash
Man struck by two separate tractor trailers causing permanent injuries
On Friday, October 24, a $3.8 million settlement was reached weeks before it was scheduled to be tried in a Lackawanna County court. Kyle Kelly filed suit against two trucking companies and their drivers following a crash that occurred in July of 2010, in the southbound lanes of Interstate 380 near the Pocono Pines exit. Kelly alleged that both drivers and their companies were negligent.
Kelly, then 23, was traveling home from work on Interstate 380 southbound at around 3:30 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer owned by Proud 2 Haul and operated by Isabel Lopez. While traveling in the northbound lane of Interstate 380, Lopez took his eyes off the road to look for a lost apple. He then lost control of his tractor-trailer, crossed the median, and struck Kelly in the southbound lane. Kelly was disabled in the right lane of the roadway when he was hit again by another tractor trailer traveling at 67 mph, this time operated by John Bonyea and owned by Leonard’s Transportation. Upon collision, Kelly’s vehicle burst into flames.
Kelly sustained serious and permanent injuries.
He was represented by attorneys Marion Munley, Caroline Munley, and Julia Munley of Munley Law.
Munley Law has been helping victims of car and truck accidents for over fifty years. In this instance, our client was hit by not one, but two large tractor-trailers. While no amount of compensation can reverse the effects of this kind of trauma, the settlement reached by our firm will help to alleviate his financial burdens and medical costs for the rest of his life.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car or truck accident, the attorneys at Munley Law can help. Call us at 855-866-5529
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