Partners Jason Guari & Scott Perry Recover in Excess of the $1,000,000 Policy Limits
Our client was returning home on her bicycle when the driver of a 2004 Mack Truck (pictured below), hauling a trailer with construction equipment, crossed the double line into the oncoming lane and struck our client as she crossed the road. The photograph below identifies the location of the accident and the path/direction of the truck and trailer prior to impact.
The truck – which weighed over 60,000 pounds – laid down more than 170 feet of skid marks (as shown in the photograph on page 4) prior to striking our client and pinning her under the truck’s axle requiring extrication. Using an expert, we showed the driver was speeding.
Due to the seriousness of our client’s injuries, she was rushed by Trauma Hawk (a helicopter) to a local trauma hospital in West Palm Beach, where she remained in a coma. She suffered subdural hematomas, a patella fracture, a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a petrous temporal bone transverse fracture, a occipital fracture, a subgaleal hematoma, and a severe degloving injury to her anterior thigh (“degloving” is when the top layers of skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle). While at the hospital, our client underwent multiple, surgical procedures to repair her injuries. During her forty (40) day hospital stay, she also participated in extensive, In-Patient Physical Therapy. To date, our client is recovering the best she can – doing gait therapy and Out-Patient Physical Therapy.
Murray Guari Trial Attorneys cautions all motor vehicle operators to be extra vigilant – especially during this time – to ensure the overall safety of Bicyclists and Pedestrians. Bicyclists and Pedestrians, too, must be aware of all of their surroundings at all relevant times on our roadways.
Remember, when riding a bicycle do not wear headphones/earbuds/Airpods in both ears – 1) because it is illegal and 2) so you can hear and be aware of your surroundings.
If you or a loved one are hurt in a crash, call us to help protect your rights.