$625K Recovered After Severe Vehicle Collision
This was a serious vehicular collision caused by a tractor-trailer driver, who admittedly failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Highway 95 at a flashing red light and stop-sign. Despite slamming on her brakes and taking evasive maneuvers, which left thirty (30) feet of skid marks, Plaintiff was unable to avoid the accident. As a result of this accident, Savoy suffered severe injuries, including a severe right hip fracture described as a “comminuted posterior wall plus posterior columnar acetabular fracture” requiring a subsequent surgery, specifically, an “open reduction, internal fixation, right posterior wall plus posterior columnar acetabular fracture and removal of fragments from within the hip joint”. She also sustained a fracture in her upper arm area (left humerus); this injury also required surgery with internal fixation.