Our client was driving to a meeting for work when her vehicle was struck by another driver who lost control of her vehicle after having a tread separation on her tire. The client’s vehicle rolled causing severe and permanent injuries. Our client, with the help of associated counsel, was successful in bringing claims against the other driver, manufacturer of the blown tire, the auto shop mechanics who failed to warn the other driver of the unsafe tire, as well as the manufacturer of her own vehicle. Our client was able to recover the $10 million while still preserving her claim for workers’ compensation benefits. This case is a classic example of potential third party claims within what appeared to be a workers’ compensation claim only.
Every case is different and results depend on their specific circumstances. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.