Personal Injury Lawsuit Leads to $117M Award
A Louisiana jury awarded $117 million in a personal injury lawsuit to a woman who was in injured in a 2010 accident - while she was pregnant - when the ambulance she was riding in crashed into the back of a sugar cane truck.
Whitley Lacey, 21-years-old at the time and 7 months pregnant, was being transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of pains related to her pregnancy. Her lawsuit alleged that the ambulance driver bent down to pick up a dropped GPS device while driving and rear-ended a truck at 60 mph, according to The Advertiser.
The accident resulted in the young mother suffering a severed spinal cord and giving birth prematurely. Lacey’s lawyer said she is now triplegic and is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automotive accident, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation to find out if a personal injury lawsuit may be able to help you.