$4,250,000 settlement for trucking fatality
Paul was a successful business executive with a happy family when he died in a collision with a truck, whose driver claimed that he did nothing wrong and a sudden cardiac emergency was the reason he lost control. To overcome this defense, Raynes McCarty did exhaustive research into the driver’s actions immediately after the accident, and his medical history. He then retained qualified medical experts who established that the real explanation for the driver’s actions was sleepiness, not a heart attack. Even though the case was pending in a venue known for modest jury verdicts, a settlement was achieved that reflected the family’s losses.