A negligent semi-truck driver changed the course of Amanda C.’s life.
While driving north on I-35 in San Antonio, the truck driver made an unpredictable, reckless lane change. This caused his 18-wheeler to collide with the driver’s side of Amanda’s car. The sudden and forceful impact from the truck caused Amanda’s vehicle to spin out to her left, cross two lanes of traffic, crash into the concrete center median, and then spin once again. She ended up facing south, against the flow of traffic.
The powerful and violent impacts from the collision caused several physical injuries as well as untold emotional pain. Before long, the pain and complications from the injuries and the emotional suffering and anxiety permeated every aspect of Amanda’s life.
Medical Bills Pile Up and Stress Mounts for Amanda
Amanda’s physical injuries included:
- Sprains of joints and ligaments in the neck
- Strains of muscles and tendons in the neck and chest
- Pain in the low back, spine, and right shoulder
To alleviate her pain, Amanda underwent a conservative course of treatment that included physical therapy and chiropractic manipulations. She also depended on pain medications to ease her constant discomfort. Through these treatments, she began to recover physically from the crash; however, her medical bills mounted quickly, which only added to the stress and worry she was already dealing with.
On top of her physical injuries, the mental and emotional trauma inflicted by the crash deeply affected Amanda’s daily existence, and fear and anxiety were preventing her from resuming life as she knew it.
Amanda pursued counseling to help her cope with an acute stress disorder that resulted from the crash. She became increasingly frustrated that she was not the same person physically, emotionally, or financially as she was before the wreck. She knew she needed assistance from an experienced personal injury and car accident attorney to help her heal and move on with her life.
Amanda reached out to Tom Crosley of Crosley Law Firm to seek compensation for her injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, and vehicle damage.
Fighting for Justice on Amanda’s Behalf
Amanda’s case reflects a widespread problem in Texas, says Attorney Tom Crosley.
“Negligent driving is a big problem in Texas,” Tom says. “Because Texas is a large trucking hub with several major interstates and highways, we have a lot of heavy truck traffic and congestion.”
Heavy traffic plus the pressure to meet delivery deadlines can often lead to drivers speeding and driving fatigued, both of which increase the risk of a crash.
Whether the negligence comes from distractions like smartphones or GPS, from drivers not exercising proper care, or from a lack of driver training and experience, the consequences can be dire — just as they were for Amanda — when a trucker engages in negligent behavior.
“The crash has had a profound impact on Amanda,” says Tom. “It disrupted many parts of her life. Her work, daily routine, and relationships were all greatly affected by the crash.”
Crosley Law Firm Shows Negligence and Achieves a Financial Recovery for Amanda
One important step toward regaining a sense of normalcy after a traumatic car crash is to secure financial compensation that can help address the incredible monetary costs of such an accident. Through dedicated research, knowledge of insurance policies, and skillful negotiations, the attorneys at Crosley Law Firm achieved a financial recovery on Amanda’s behalf.
In Amanda’s case, the team at Crosley Law Firm proved that the negligent truck driver failed to keep a proper lookout, make a proper and safe lane change, apply the truck’s brakes in a timely manner, and drive in a careful and attentive fashion.
“We were happy to be able to help Amanda get a settlement that alleviated some of the financial and emotional stress caused by the collision,” added Tom. “Not only were we happy, but Amanda was happy, too.”
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligent actions, call the dedicated attorneys at Crosley Law Firm. We are committed to fighting for our clients and will use any resources necessary—including accident reconstruction techniques and expert resources—to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingent-fee basis, so you won’t pay attorney’s fees unless we make a financial recovery on your behalf. We also offer free initial consultations so we can learn about your case and plan your best path forward. Please contact Crosley Law Firm at 210-LAW-3000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-risk meeting with us today.
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