Our client, a 58 year old nurse from Orange County, New York, was travelling in the right hand lane on Interstate 84. A tractor trailer in the left hand lane merged right, hitting our client’s car and causing it to leave the roadway and overturn. She had to be extricated through a hole cut in the roof and was transported to an area hospital.
Our client suffered a collapsed lung, nine broken ribs and a fractured humerus. Her arm required surgery to repair and hardware was installed. This injury required lengthy physical therapy and made it impossible for her to return to her job as a hospital nurse.
This case was settled at mediation.