On August 12, 2011, plaintiff Ms. R was driving home from work near Reading, Pa. A large pickup truck being driven by the defendant was traveling in the opposite direction on the same road, and attempted to make a left turn, traveling across the lane of travel of Ms. R’s car. In this head-on collision, Ms. R sustained a number of orthopedic injuries, including a fractured vertebrae, nasal fractures, rib fractures, left arm and leg fractures, as well as a collapsed lung.
Attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, and Edward S. Goldis filed a lawsuit against the striking driver, as well as the driver’s employer. The defendants claimed that Ms. R. was speeding through the intersection, and that her actions caused or contributed to this accident. Plaintiffs retained an accident reconstruction expert to demonstrate that the accident was solely the fault of defendant. The case settled prior to trial for the sum of $2.2 million.