The 41-year-old Plaintiff sustained a coup-contrecoup, and multiple injuries down his spine when he was hit and propelled forward by a box truck. The Defendant was unable to break in time after his foot was tangled in an unsecured seat belt. A presentation reconstructed the collision beginning with a Google map shot establishing the location of impact. Expert measurements were provided to cement the accuracy of distance and the vehicle's speed. Different viewpoints were utilized to illustrate how the Defendant was unable to break in time, the distance the victim's car was pushed, and finally the resulting injuries. The camera then zooms in to a skeletal body to showcase the different injuries along the cervical and lumbar spine that resulted from the impact.
The case settled for $400K without the need to go to trial.
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