“Erik” and “Belinda” (not real persons) couldn’t believe it when their attorney told them the truck driver was still on the road. He wasn’t in the area anymore, of course; the company had assigned him to drive different routes. Erik and Belinda, though, were off the road for the foreseeable future, and maybe for good.
They had only just begun to enjoy their retirement when it had happened. On the way back home from a rainy morning full of errands, Erik was slowing to navigate a curve in the road as Belinda answered a text message from their daughter. In good weather, it was a 35 m.p.h. curve, but Erik slowed to 25 on the wet asphalt.
The propane delivery truck coming the other way did not. The driver was 15 minutes behind schedule already, and he wasn’t allowed to book any more overtime that month. Determined not to be making deliveries on his own time, he took the curve at full speed, and then some. He drove that road every day and knew how to handle his truck. He was also overconfident.
The truck driver began to lose control of his rig in the middle of the curve. If he’d crossed the double-yellow line a fraction of a second earlier, he would have hit Erik and Belinda head on, almost certainly killing them. Instead, his front end impacted their driver’s side rear quarter, sending them careening off the road into the brush as the truck continued forward, eventually turning on its side and blocking the roadway.
Erik and Belinda are alive, but they are tired of hearing how “lucky” they are. Both suffered extensive injuries. Neither is able to walk or care for themselves independently. Their Medicare coverage and fixed incomes don’t begin to cover all the new expenses they have incurred since the accident. Their adult daughter has cut back her own work hours to help care for her parents. The propane company hasn’t yet offered a settlement and appears prepared to go to trial. Recognizing their financial distress, the couple’s attorney told them they should call USClaims.
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