Stanley Law Group Helps South Carolina Grandma Win Settlement After Truck Accident
Think of all the things that it is only possible for you to do because you are as healthy as you are. Work, family caregiving responsibilities, and maintaining social ties would all be much more difficult if you had a serious injury that caused chronic pain. When all the activities that you used to take for granted become a struggle because of your injuries, your finances, health, and relationships can suffer. When injured people file personal injury lawsuits, they do not do it to get rich or to get revenge. They do it to replace the money they lost because of the preventable accident and to maintain as good a state of health as possible. If you get into a collision involving a commercial truck, the risk of serious injuries is high. The first step to recovering physically and financially after a truck accident is to contact a Columbia truck accident lawyer.
The Accident That Changed the Plaintiff’s Life
Ms. James’ work ethic is matched only by her dedication to her family and her church community. She raised her son as a single mother, and in the summer of 2019, she had recently welcomed her first grandchild into her family. On August 12, Ms. James was driving to work when a commercial truck collided with her car. As a result of the collision, she suffered injuries to her head, neck, abdomen, lower back, right shoulder, left hip, and both legs. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with a concussion and an abdominal hematoma, which is bleeding within the abdomen. She returned to work several weeks after her release from the hospital, but she had to undergo several subsequent surgeries and hospitalizations, and eventually she had to retire early, because of the ongoing pain and other symptoms resulting from her injuries.
Plaintiff Receives Settlement With the Help of Stanley Law Group
When it became obvious that Ms. James’ injuries would affect her physically and financially for the rest of her life, she hired Mark B. Stanley of the Stanley Law Group to represent her in her legal action against the company that owned the truck responsible for the accident. She filed a personal injury lawsuit, which resulted in the trucking company paying her a $3 million settlement for past and future medical expenses and lost income, plus non-economic damages. Regarding the accident and the resulting lawsuit, Stanley said, “Prior to her involvement in this collision, M. James had no intention of retiring from her job. However, due to the negligence of the commercial truck driver and the injuries M. James sustained from the wreck, she was left with no choice. This could happen to anybody. Accidents happen when we least expect them and can threaten your health and livelihood. This is why having a strong legal team is so important.”
Let Us Help You Today
The truck accident lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you recover damages after a truck accident that cost you the ability to work. Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.