OAS, Inc. Helps Trucker Secure $3.38 Million Verdict

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A jury in Hillsborough County, Florida recently awarded a verdict of $3.38 million to a self-employed commercial truck driver who suffered career-ending injuries after a collision with a dump truck owned by a local commercial contractor. A detailed article on the verdict appears here.

The Incident

The driver—a 49-year-old self-employed commercial truck driver from Lutz, Florida—suffered multiple fractures to spine, leg, and face after an oncoming truck drifted into his lane on State Route 674 near County Road 579. He also suffered cuts to his face, mouth and lips in the incident.

The Aftermath

The driver’s injuries required intensive-care treatment, multiple surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, and supportive pain management—as well as mental health support. Since the accident, the man—who owned and operated his own trucking company—has been unable to work. He had lost his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) when he could no longer pass the physical examination. Facing mounting medical bills of over $520,000; the driver sued both the other driver and his employer in a civil action.

OAS, Inc. Assists in the Case

Ed Provder, founder and President of Occupational Assessment Services, Inc., evaluated the driver’s medical records and work history. In his evaluation, he concluded the driver was unable to perform any work—including sedentary work—on a regular or competitive basis.

Mr. Provder found Mr. Callahan unemployable for any job existing in the competitive labor market. Based in part on this assessment, the Hillsborough County jury rendered a verdict of $3.38 million dollars in the man’s favor.

About OAS, Inc.

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc.—a nationwide leader in Life Care Planning and Vocational Evaluations—supports attorneys in catastrophic injury cases from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. We also offer video conferencing for remote access nationwide.

Vocational Expert/Life Care Plan reports from OAS, Inc. can help you document damages in large personal injury cases. If your next catastrophic injury case requires an experienced life care planner or employability expert, call 800-292-1919. We’ll send a proposal containing the experts’ professional qualifications, our fee schedule, and a sample report.

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