Attorney Robert W. Kelley and Attorney Todd Falzone stated that the truck driver’s decision to swerve in order to avoid hitting the car was nothing short of a heroic effort. His sacrifice saved the other driver from death and left him paralyzed due to the severity of injuries. Following the accident, the truck driver filed an insurance claim with his own insurance company, National Casualty Company. He was denied payment.
To deal with an excessive amount of medical bills, the truck driver had no choice but to seek legal action immediately. Attorneys Kelley and Falzone represented the client relentlessly and filed a lawsuit against the insurance company who had denied the truck driver coverage. Both lawyers state that the trial could have been avoided had the insurance company paid the truck driver for the benefits due.
For much of the trial, the truck driver was unable to attend since he was undergoing rehabilitation at the Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation located in Wauchula. On the day of his one-day trial testimony, the truck driver and his medical team were airlifted to the Broward County courthouse. He was joined by his wife and daughter.
Following the week-long trial and a two-day deliberation period, the driver of the 18-wheeler was awarded $14.6 million.