NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (7/23/2016) Attorney Jerry Franklin recently settled a serious personal injury case involving a pedestrian who was crushed by an automobile at a local municipal trash collection facility. The negligent driver allegedly mistook his accelerator pedal for his brake pedal and ran into and crushed the plaintiff between his vehicle and the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General and sustained life-threatening injuries. The plaintiff traveled a long road to recovery, ultimately resulting in permanent disabilities. As part of the six-figure settlement, the defendant agreed to contribute personal funds above and beyond his $250,000 in available automobile insurance coverage. Franklin & Franklin was also able to maximize their client’s recovery by negotiating with both Medicare and her employer-based health insurance provider to reduce their substantial liens. If you or a loved one is involved in a personal injury case with serious injuries or complex insurance issue, please contact Franklin & Franklin at (757) 316-8888, 24 Hours a Day for a free initial consultation.