Posted on March 20th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
This week, a jury in Polk County, FL awarded a 21-year-old woman $65 million for her injuries from a 2007 accident with a tractor-trailer.
Prior to the crash, Kendra Lymon was studying psychology and could speak six languages. While in school, she also worked for the Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation as a residential aide.
Now, she relies completely on family and friends to help with basic daily tasks such as showering and eating, and she has difficulty speaking at all.
The crash occurred in August of 2007 when Lymon passed through an intersection where her lawyers and an eye witness claim she had the green light. At the same time, Robert Bohn, a battalion chief for the county fire services, drive through the intersection and crashed into Lymon’s Dodge Neon. The severity of the crash left Lymon with significant injuries that require 24-hour care and supervision.
The tractor-trailer Bohn was driving was owned by Bynum Transport, a company that Bohn was working part-time for at the time of the crash. The lawsuit named both Bynum Transport and Bohn as defendants.
Accidents involving tractor-trailers and big rigs are some of the most devastating auto accidents, often resulting in significant injuries to drivers of smaller vehicles. If you have been involved in a truck accident where the driver was at fault, call the Truck Accident Attorneys at Page Cagle today for a free consultation. We will help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve.