A construction worker who was in the area working on a project for his employer went to dinner with his co-workers. He had several drinks then got behind the wheel of his employer’s pick-up truck. Realizing he had passed the entrance to his hotel, he attempted an illegal U-turn. As the pick-up was turning left, it slammed into another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of that vehicle suffered multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.
Jaime Jackson recently settled an automotive products liability case against a vehicle manufacturer. Our clients were the parents whose son died in a vehicle fuel-fed fire following a collision.
In this case, the vehicle exited its travel lane and left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with a drainage ditch which caused it to flip over and catch fire. Tragically, the driver could not get out of the vehicle and died in the fire.
Jaime Jackson was part of a litigation team that obtained a favorable arbitration award for a client involved in a motor vehicle crash. Arbitration can be less costly and more time efficient than a lawsuit. Yet, decisions reached through arbitration are also binding, just like a verdict in a court case.