$8.9 Million Dollar Verdict - Tractor Trailer Truck Accident on I-95, East Lyme
After a 3 week long jury trial in Hartford, Attorney Shelley Graves secured a judgment for $8.9 million dollars for her 27 year old client. He was severely injured when an oil tanker truck crossed over the median of I-95 in East Lyme into oncoming traffic and struck the tractor trailer truck that our client was driving. The collision also resulted in the death of two other motorists. At trial, Graves proved that the tanker truck was being operated negligently and recklessly and that the defendant oil company failed to properly maintain the oil tanker truck. The oil company had let the truck out onto the highways in an unsafe mechanical condition.
Our client suffered head injuries, internal bleeding and trauma, multiple fractures to both legs and feet, disc herniations to his back and neck and post-traumatic stress. He required multiple surgeries and intensive treatment and rehabilitation over the years that followed. The chronic pain and orthopedic disabilities that he now suffers from are permanent and they have further left him disabled from returning to employment driving commercial trucks.
As a result of this multi-million dollar verdict, Graves was named to the Connecticut Law Tribune's Personal Injury Hall of Fame for the category of Motor Vehicle Verdicts and Settlements.