Blinded Pedestrian Obtains Large Confidential Settlement

Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo recently reached a large settlement agreement on behalf of their client who was permanently injured in a pedestrian-automotive collision.

A North Carolina man was in Dallas, Texas for a work-related trip. One evening, the man was using a crosswalk to cross an intersection when, suddenly and without warning, a security company vehicle violently ran into him. The security car was operated by a security guard who was driving to his first security post that evening. The collision was so severe that the man was taken by ambulance to the hospital. He was diagnosed with a broken wrist that required surgical intervention to correct the broken bones. He also suffered fractures to his face near his left eye. The collision ultimately left the man legally blind in one eye due to the blunt head trauma.

The man, knowing that his life was forever changed, sought out legal help. After deciding to hire Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo, the man could focus on his recovery while the lawyers got to work. The team filed suit against the security company driver as well as the security companies who employed him. While investigating the case, it became clear that collision could have been avoided. The team uncovered that the driver had told the investigating police officer a false story in order to not be fault at fault for causing this crash.

The legal team also had concerns that the security companies had an incomplete and superficial safety program for their security guards operating security vehicles. This was in part due to the lack of organized supervision or training that ensured each one of their drivers knew the risks involved with driving at night and to always take proper safety precautions. Mr. Agosto and Ms. Laurenzo were able to settle the case for a large, confidential amount before trial.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial vehicle, please do not hesitate contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884.