Catastrophic Accident Case for Injured Van Passengers
In 2015, a tow truck driver hit a passenger van from behind on I-75 near Gainesville, Florida, causing the van to roll over several times and leave the highway. Thirteen of the van passengers were severely injured and had to be airlifted to the hospital or transported via ambulance. The tow truck driver alleged that the van cut him off while trying to make an illegal turn, but police reports and testimonies indicated that the truck driver’s negligence caused him to rear-end the passenger van, causing the accident.
The injured plaintiffs did not speak English and could not afford to secure legal representation. Other local firms turned them down, but our team at Spohrer & Dodd decided to help. Despite the language barrier and our clients’ inability to pay, we were able to help them reach a settlement that allowed the injured parties to afford their medical bills and other accident-related expenses.