Automobile accidents are rather frequent in the Houston area, but collisions with ambulances are far more rare. On October 27, 2010, a 28-year-old man was involved in an automobile collision with an ambulance. The man was driving through a Houston intersection at El Camino and Bay Area Boulevard when the ambulance turned left through an opposite red light and struck the front of his car. The impact was strong, severely damaging the man’s car. It was evident that the ambulance was not driving with emergency flashing lights or a siren. Under this situation, Scott C. Krist represented him.
Our client, an industrial equipment operator, was seriously injured from the accident. After a visit to the emergency room, our client was informed that he had bulging discs and was advised to undergo a two-level lumbar fusion. After the surgical intervention, our client went through almost a year-long period of physical therapy with epidural steroid injections. Based on our client’s rehabilitation expert’s evaluation, it was determined that he will be physically unable to stoop, crouch or lift heavy objects the for the remainder of his life and may be unable to continue working at his current place of business. Upon this realization, our client was determined to seek $2,899,613 in loss of earning capacity.
The man, still in intense pain and discomfort, proceeded to sue the ambulance company for negligence. Houston personal injury attorneys Scott Krist and Alex Horton took the lead on the man’s case and were quick to respond to his concerns. The two experienced attorneys successfully recovered a sum of $1,600,000 for their client. With a positive case recovery, our client can move on from the accident. The attorney fee was 40%.
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