In southwestern Pennsylvania, a driver of a Caprice station wagon was waiting in the median of a busy, four-lane highway to enter northbound traffic. A southbound tractor-trailer travelling at a high rate of speed clipped the station wagon, flipped on its side and plowed into the northbound lanes, colliding with two vehicles.
The driver of one vehicle, a 45-year-old man from Terra Alta, W.Va., was travelling to work training in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result of the violent impact, he lost consciousness. Firefighters freed him from the vehicle with the jaws of life and he was life flighted to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He underwent surgery for a knee fractures and multiple injuries. As a result of the crash, the man was confined to his home, unable to walk. Finally, more than a year later and after additional surgeries, he was able to bear his own weight, walking with a cane.
The law firm presented a computer-generated animation of the crash to demonstrate the facts of the case. The accident reenactment helped determine liability and financial responsibility so the lawyers at Wilson, Frame and Metheney could secure a substantial settlement for the victim and his family. The settlement covered current and future medical expenses, loss of wages, household services, physical pain and mental suffering.