LAW FIRM RESULTS

LaKRITZ LAW Obtains A $4 Million Settlement For Bicyclist Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury In Truck Crash 

Plaintiff, a 54 year old Spanish speaking non-U.S. citizen, was riding his bicycle on a clear day, on the gravel shoulder portion of a rural Michigan roadway.  Defendant truck driver veered to the right, off the roadway, and onto the gravel shoulder portion of the roadway, colliding with plaintiff’s bicycle.  Plaintiff bicycle rider was knocked to the ground and suffered a traumatic brain injury, resulting in the necessity for multiple surgical interventions.  Plaintiff was placed into an inpatient facility and was permanently disabled as a consequence of the subject crash.  Deposition testimony of the investigating police officers reflected that defendant had a clear and unobstructed view of the roadway and that neither the roadway nor other traffic nor weather conditions contributed to the crash.  Moreover, the officers admitted that there was nothing that plaintiff did that contributed to his injury.  Information obtained from his friends and co-workers painted a picture of a kind and gentle man, one of whose singular joys in life was riding his bicycle.  Representatives of defendant argued that plaintiff’s lack of U.S. citizenship, his spotty work history and his lack of immediate Family members should result in a minimal financial recovery.  The matter ultimately settled for 4 Million Dollars prior to Trial.  LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were also able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff in this case.  

 

LAKRITZ LAW Obtains a $1.8 Million Settlement For A Good Samaritan Who Suffers A Leg Fracture And Concussion Following Car Crash

Plaintiff was a pedestrian, going to the aid of a disabled motorist, whose vehicle had slip off the roadway adjacent to a highway.  The road surface was slick due to freezing rain.  While plaintiff was offering assistance to the disabled motorist, Defendant motorist came up the exit ramp at too great a speed for existing road conditions.  Defendant motorist drove off the roadway, pinning Plaintiff pedestrian against the vehicle of the motorist to whom Plaintiff was rendering aid.  As a consequence, Plaintiff, age 37, suffered a fractured leg and a concussion which was ultimately diagnosed as a mild traumatic brain injury.  The LaKritz Law Firm lawyers moved aggressively to file successful Motions and to take numerous depositions designed to prevent Defendants from having factual support for their numerous Defenses.  The parties reached settlement in the amount of $1.8 Million Dollars prior to Trial.  LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were also able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff in this case. 

LAKRITZ LAW Obtains An Undisclosed, Confidential Amount Over $1 Million Maximizing A Recovery For A Surviving Family Member Because Of Deaths Caused By A Drunk Driver

Three individuals were killed by a drunk driver who crashed into the rear of their lawfully stationary vehicle as they were waiting to turn left into a parking lot.  The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of over 2 times the legal limit. 

LAKRITZ LAW Obtains A $950,000 Result For A Pedestrian Who Was Struck By A Semi-Truck And Ultimately Met His Demise Within Hours Of The Crash

Plaintiff/Decedent was wheelchair bound, legally crossing the multi-lane roadway in the crosswalk when he was violently struck by a semi-truck/trailer.  Upon being struck, Plaintiff/Decedent endured tremendous shock, fright and pain as he endured 9 hours of consciousness before he was declared dead.  Defendant trucking company argued that Plaintiff/Decedent attempted to attack Plaintiff/Decedent’s credibility without success.  LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were able to obtain a substantial recovery for the Decedent’s Estate.  

LaKRITZ LAW Obtains a $550,000 Settlement For Responsible Driver Struck By Wheel Detached From Semi-Truck

A 42 year old Plaintiff was driving at the posted speed limit when a wheel from Defendant’s semi-truck became detached and flew over the median, directly and violently striking the driver’s side of Plaintiff’s car.  As a result, Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury, a rotator cuff injury requiring surgery, along with many other injuries to the mind and body.  After tirelessly working the case up in anticipation for Trial, the LaKritz Law Firm was able to resolve the case in Plaintiff’s favor for $550,000, without the necessity for Trial. LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were also able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff in this case.

LAKRITZ LAW Obtains A $450,000 Settlement For A Truck Driver When Another Truck Crashed Into His Truck At A Rest Area

Plaintiff was in perfect health, sleeping on a bed in the cargo area of his semi-truck at a rest area when, suddenly, his truck was struck by a truck approaching the rest area where Plaintiff was parked.  Plaintiff fell unconscious.  He suffered a concussion, neck injuries and back injuries, along with severe psychological injuries.   LaKritz Law Firm lawyers litigated insurance coverage issues, first-party no-fault benefit issues, and pain and suffering issues and were ultimately able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff, as well as a $450,000 settlement against the driver of the truck and the trucking company.

LAKRITZ LAW Obtains A $400,000 Settlement After Winning A Complicated Dispute As To Insurance Coverage In A Crash Involving A Semi-Truck

Plaintiff was driving a semi-truck in Hartland Township, Livingston County, Michigan.  Suddenly, and without warning, a freightliner semi-truck crossed over the median into northbound traffic, causing a head-on crash into the semi-truck driven by Plaintiff.  Plaintiff survived the crash but suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken facial bones and teeth, neck and back injuries, left knee injury, and left shoulder injury.  Additionally, Plaintiff suffered mental and emotional injuries.  LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff, as well as a $400,000 settlement against the owner of the truck and trucking company.

LaKRITZ LAW Obtains $215,000 Settlement For Plaintiff Driver Who Was Struck By Driver Who Ran Red Light

Plaintiff driver, an active 50 year old woman, was lawfully driving through an intersection, when she was suddenly struck by Defendant driver.  Defendant driver ran a red light and directly struck Plaintiff’s vehicle in a T-bone fashion at a high rate of speed.  Plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, along with cervical disc herniations, a rotator cuff tear, and headaches, amongst other injuries.  The LaKritz Law Firm resolved this case for $215,000.  LaKritz Law Firm lawyers were also able to obtain significant first-party no-fault benefits for Plaintiff in this case.

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