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Karl Truman Helps Retired Couple Recover After a Serious Crash

“We were both just lucky to be alive.” 

After a single careless decision from a young driver caused a devastating wreck, a retired couple were left with severe injuries, a mountain of medical bills, and no way to pay for it all.  

Although they were grateful to have even survived, they deserved so much more. Fortunately, they got the help they need from Karl Truman Law Office. 

This is their story.

Silver car flipped over on the side at the scene of car accident

Major Injuries After a Head-On Collision

It was evening, and Dave and Margaret* were heading home, traveling southbound on US-31. As they approached an intersection, another driver suddenly turned directly in front of the couple, resulting in a head-on collision.

The crash was so violent that Dave and Margaret’s vehicle flipped on its side and was knocked off the road. If it hadn’t struck a utility pole, it would have tumbled all the way down a ravine.

While the outcome could have been far worse, both Dave and Margaret were left with serious, lasting injuries.

Dave suffered a severely broken leg, snapping his tibia and fibula just above the ankle. The doctors performed an ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation), a surgery where they pinned and screwed his shattered bones back together. He also cracked his sternum when the airbag hit his chest.

Margaret had significant cuts and broken fragments of bone under her eye and along the left side of her face; doctors had to insert three plates in her head to repair the damage. She also needed 18 stitches in her hand to close severe wounds.

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The Truman Team Gets to Work

We have a passion for helping people in need. We knew right away that we wanted to represent Dave and Margaret, and got to work quickly: 

  • Investigating the crash thoroughly to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident, and that Dave and Margaret had the right of way and had no way to avoid the collision. 
  • Collecting and reviewing all their medical bills and treatment recommendations and consulting with experts to accurately project and calculate the total amount of damages they were entitled to receive. 
  • Dealing with the insurance company and handling all aspects of their injury claim, so that they could focus on getting better—and each other. 

More than that, though, we wanted to make sure Dave and Margaret knew that we were always going to be there for them. 

“We didn’t have to worry about anything,” said Margaret. 

Added Dave, “They were very understanding. They answered all the questions we had. They gave us the answer, or if they didn’t know the answer, they’d find out.” 

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Dave and Margaret Get the Settlement They Deserve

While many personal injury claims take a year or more to resolve, we leveraged our reputation to get Dave and Margaret a fair settlement, fast. After negotiations, the insurance company agreed to settle their claim for the at-fault driver’s policy limits.  

Count on the Colonel

Our hard work paid off for Dave and Margaret. Although no one should ever have to go through the pain and suffering that they experienced, they were able to recover a good settlement that paid for their expenses and gave them the financial security they needed to enjoy their retirement together.

We were honored to work alongside them, and we strive to treat every client we represent with the same standard of excellence, integrity, respect, and care.

“Hopefully we never ever have to do it, but if there was ever a wreck or any friends that would need somebody, I would tell them to call Karl,” said Margaret.
If you or someone you love needs an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated personal injury attorney, please call us today at (812) 505-4243 or complete the simple form on this page to get started.

*Names have been changed for privacy.

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