John Pyles was an independent truck driver who was parked at a truck stop in Indiana. While working on his truck, another semi-truck backed into the spot adjacent to Mr. Pyles. Unfortunately, that driver misjudged his distance and backed into the driver’s side door of Mr. Pyles, pinning him between the door well and his door. Mr. Pyles suffered a very catastrophic and often fatal open-book pelvic fracture. While Mr. Pyles survived, he was left with permanent debilitating injuries.
“Mr. Pyles suffered a very catastrophic and often fatal open-book pelvic fracture. While Mr. Pyles survived, he was left with permanent debilitating injuries.”
We filed a personal injury action against P.A.M. Transportation, Inc., who employed the negligent driver, as well as a breach of contract and bad faith denial of insurance claims against Mr. Pyles’ own commercial insurer, Great American Insurance Company. Over the course of nearly two-years of hard-fought litigation, we were able to successfully settle the case with both defendants after selecting a Cincinnati jury.