Type of Case: Truck / Big Rig Accident
Settlement Amount: $315,000 (over 6 times the initial settlement offered)
Lead Attorney: Sam Dordulian
A local truck driver stopped to rest at a truck station in Calexico when a fellow trucker approached him for some help regarding a mechanical issue with his rig. As the two men were examining the truck, a local city bus turned the corner at a nearby intersection, traveling at an excessive speed. The bus clipped the back of the parked truck in need of repair, causing its wheel to roll over the foot of our client, Mr. M.
Mr. M sustained an injury resulting in nerve damage to his foot, a condition that can be quite painful and requires ongoing medical treatment. Defendants initially offered a collective settlement figure below $50,000, and maintained their low figure until the eve of trial. Sam Dordulian refused to settle for such an insignificant amount, having years of experience in trying and winning similar cases and negotiating fair settlements for accident victims.
Dordulian’s experience and strategy ultimately prevailed, convincing the defendants that their offer was unjust and compelling them to increase it substantially. Dordulian ultimately obtained a settlement for over six-times the amount of the initial offering, securing the client $315,000 for their injury.