Imagine for a moment sitting in your vehicle at a red light on an ordinary day thinking about your to-do list or maybe about plans you have with family for the weekend. Next, imagine suddenly, without warning, being struck from behind by a 17,000 pound vehicle.
That is what happened to The Carlson Law Firm’s client, Glen, who suffered mild traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries when his head went through the rear window of his extended cab pick-up truck when he was struck from behind by a 17,000 pound Loomis Armored Truck.
Glen’s life and the lives of his family were forever changed in that moment, yet defendants and their insurance carriers refused to accept responsibility for the negligent actions of the driver who was captured on video, eating and taking his eyes off the road when the accident occurred.
Luckily for Glen, Attorneys Todd Kelly and Julie Peschel of The Carlson Law Firm fought tirelessly to ensure Glen and his family received the justice they deserved and needed to have the best possible chance for recovery and to help pick up the shattered pieces of the life they once knew. Attorneys Kelly and Peschel took the facts of the case to jurors and although defendants refused to accept responsibility, the jurors of Bell County, Texas spoke loudly, returning an $840K verdict.
As we have said many times, without trial lawyers like those of The Carlson Law Firm who are willing to fight, often for years, at their own expense, consumers like you and me are at the mercy of big corporations and insurance carriers who refuse to accept responsibility for harm caused by the negligent acts of their representatives or those they insure.
This, my friends, is what trial lawyers do! Congratulations to Glen and to The Carlson Law Firm on achieving justice!
Senior Vice President, Client Services