Basel V. McFarland Trucking Company - $6,669,000
Basel was a passenger in a car that stopped on I-95 in Titusville, when shortly thereafter, an 18-wheel truck collided with the car, killing the driver and very seriously injuring Basel. Our firm undertook an investigation of the accident to determine who was responsible. This included reconstructing the accident in the middle of the night, as it had occurred. The information found in this examination helped determine visibility issues and other contributing factors.
Our firm also discovered that the truck driver was not qualified to drive big rigs, and had never been properly trained. He had also been speeding at the time of the accident, and he had taken his logs from his truck and destroyed them. Basel was employed and healthy prior to the accident, which left him unable to work or care for himself. After a two-week trial, a jury in Brevard County returned a verdict in Basel’s favor, and he was awarded $6,669,000. Basel now lives in a supervised adult care facility, where he has 24-hour supervision and assistance. This verdict enables Basel the long term care that he needs.
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