TRUCK ACCIDENT VERDICT
Represented a commercial truck driver for post-traumatic stress disorder sustained when a motorist intruded into his lane of travel, causing him to veer to his left to avoid a collision and then attempt to get his rig back into his lane of travel. After avoiding the collision, the driver was unable to prevent the rig from tuning onto its side and sliding into a wall adjacent to the highway. After the rig collided with the wall, the driver was trapped in his seat for about ninety minutes. During this time, the driver smelled the overpowering odor of diesel fuel, which had spilled onto the highway. Aware of the very real threat of a fire from the spilled diesel fuel, he valiantly and steadfastly maintained his composure until rescued. A previously very active, bold man, the driver became virtually housebound secondary to post-traumatic stress disorder. The jury awarded him $2,368,000.