SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING JOGGERS
Nicole M. Santo
A Husband and Wife were jogging in Wilkes-Barre the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2015 when a driver operating a large pick-up truck violently struck Husband while Wife watched helplessly as Husband was carried on the top of the hood of the pick-up truck for some time before being thrown to the ground. Husband sustained serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, multiple contusions, and other orthopedic injuries. Wife sustained significant psychological trauma as a result of watching Husband being violently struck by the pick-up truck, and spent the better part of a year caring for Husband as he was recovering from his significant injuries.
Husband and Wife’s third party case resolved for the policy limits of $200,000.00. Husband and Wife also settled their Underinsured Motorist (UIM) claims for $490,000.00, for a total settlement of $690,000.00.
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