Out of Control Tractor Trailer Causes Fire
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By: Paul Fletcher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly Published: January 26, 2009
Type of Case: Severe burns from traffic crash
Attorney: P. Christopher Guedri
Summary: Plaintiff’s car was one of at least four vehicles hit by a tractor-trailer that went out of control near the Chamberlayne Avenue exit of Interstate 95. The tractor’s fuel tank separated, exploded, and set the plaintiff’s vehicle on fire.
A retired 49-year-old veteran, plaintiff suffered burns over 40 percent of his body and had to undergo expensive skin grafts and physical and occupational therapy. His medical bills totaled more than $670,000 and he has permanent scarring and faces additional surgery. The case settled after mediation.
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