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$65 Million Verdict In 2007 Tractor-Trailer Crash Upheld By Appeals Court

Tractor trailer company found at fault for young woman’s permanent injuries in crash

Considered to be one of the largest in Polk County, Florida, a $65 million verdict for a woman injured in a 2007 traffic crash was upheld by the 2nd District Court of Appeals, reports The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

In 2007, the 19-year-old was driving her Dodge Neon when she was struck by a tractor-trailer at an intersection.  An eyewitness to the accident testified the young college student had the green light.

A typical fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh close to 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs only 3,000 pounds. Due to this size disparity, and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. If you, or a loved one, has been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need the experienced lawyers of Munley, Munley & Cartwright to protect your rights.

Prior to the accident, the woman was majoring in psychology, could speak six languages, and was working as an aide for Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation.  Following the accident, she was left with extensive injuries and is unable to care for herself requiring help in bathing, dressing, feeding and virtually all routine tasks.

The lawsuit was filed against Bynum Transport and the part-time truck driver who caused the crash.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial trucking accident, the lawyers of Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will work to protect your rights. Large trucking companies have their own investigators and attorneys fighting for them, you need someone on your side.  Call our office today.

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