Data: A contractor (45 y.o. man) was a passenger in his friend’s car. The car was hit in the right side by a cargo truck.
Injuries and consequences: The plaintiff got a back injury and a kneecap fracture. After recovery, he had to change his job to one that paid less.
Result: Before the verdict was reached, the insurance company of the truck offered $800,000 to the plaintiff which he agreed to take.