$4.5 Million Settlement for Client Rear-Ended by an 18 Wheeler
Zehl & Associates is pleased to have obtained a $4.5 million settlement on behalf of our client, Tommy East, who suffered a concussion as well as herniated disks in his neck and back after being rear-ended by an Oakley Trucking 18 wheeler driven by David Henefield, one of Oakley’s drivers.
At mediation, Oakley Trucking and its insurance company, AIG, claimed that they would never offer more than $1,000,000.00 to settle the case.
Accordingly, we refused their inadequate settlement offer and prepared the case for trial.
Then, just days before jury selection was set to begin, Oakley Trucking and AIG increased their offer by over 3 times, bringing the final settlement amount to $4,500,000.00.
This settlement is the largest in Oakley Trucking’s history, making this the 4th consecutive case in which Zehl & Associates has obtained the largest recovery in a Defendant’s corporate history.