A 35-year-old Teamster was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. His life, and the lives of his family members were changed forever when this tragedy occurred. They put their trust in The Pottenger Law Firm to secure justice and compensation for another’s wrongdoing. As a result of the accident, our client underwent two extensive surgeries to repair his damaged spine. Despite the surgeries, our client was unable to return to work.

In Kansas, where the accident occurred, there is a non-economic damages cap. Therefore, it was important for us to seek out experts who could properly evaluate the lifetime economic losses the victim would incur as a result of the accident. Among the ranks of experts were a life-care planner, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and an economist. After careful analysis, the team of experts concluded that our client would never work again.

What began as a case of a distracted driver quickly evolved into a much bigger issue during the discovery process. During depositions, The Pottenger Law Firm uncovered that the trucker had taken his eyes off the road to receive a text. The text message was from his employer in regards to the location of the driver’s next pickup. The company for which the trucker worked had no policy requiring their employees to pull over to read text messages. This information turned the case into one about the failure of a trucking company to protect the public.

The case settled prior to trial for $1.75 million, which provided our client and his family with a secure future.

At The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence. We know the costs – financial, physical, and emotional – that victims and their families are left facing.

You and your family should not be held responsible for the considerable expenses associated with medical care, lost wages, and more. Our compassionate and experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your case with us in more detail, contact us today for a free consultation by calling 816-531-6006.