Two women were seriously hurt in a rear end accident that occurred in Fresno in 2008. Last month, a jury awarded the women $9 million in damages. One of the women, Susan Lutz, suffered a brain injury which resulted in her having vertigo for the rest of her life. Clarice Brewer can no longer walk as a result of the accident, and is confined to a wheelchair.
The defendant was driving a company truck owned by Hussmann Corp. when he made an unsafe lane change and collided into the rear of Lutz’s pick-up truck at a speed of 55 mph. Lutz’s truck then collided into Brewer’s van.
The trial last four weeks, where a crucial issue of whether or not Brewer was wearing a seat belt was raised. The importance of this issue is that Hussmann’s liability would have been reduced if she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
The lives of these two women were turned upside down as a result of this accident. They have suffered significant injuries, and a jury rightfully gave a verdict which includes past and future medical expenses and pain and suffering. If you or someone you know have been seriously hurt in an accident, call our office, or a qualified Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorney.