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After two years of litigation, a single mother's nightmare is over. On November 10, 2011, Caleshia was the passenger of a sedan that was hit by an 18-wheeler. The truck was owned and operated by Southeastern Freight Lines, a Texas company. Police put fault on the truck driver and gave him a citation for failing to yield the right of way at a stop intersection and ignoring "Do Not Enter" signs while driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Caleshia, 25 years old at the time of the accident, suffered multiple injuries that required several surgeries. She hired Vuk Vujasinovic to represent her in her claim against Southeastern Freight Lines. Mr. Vujasinovic filed a lawsuit in January of 2012. In the firm's investigation into the accident, it was found that Southeastern Freight Lines destroyed the black box evidence from the 18-wheeler. The company's defense attorneys attempted to deny Caleshia's injury claims. Mr. Vujasinovic hired an orthopedic expert, an accident reconstruction expert, and a lifecare planner to prove the extent and severity of her injuries, as well as to prove that the fault of the accident lay in the hands of Southeastern Freight Lines.
The defense attorneys offered a settlement of $650,000 in May of 2014 and was accepted by Caleshia.
Mr. Vujasinovic is experienced in representing clients who have been catastrophically injured by 18-wheelers. One such case involved an 18-wheeler that braked suddenly after driving too fast, then rolled over a car. The woman inside was seriously hurt and required surgery. The case settled for $1.21 Million.
Because 18-wheeler accident cases are complex and typically require extensive experience and resources to get clients the settlements they deserve, VB Attorneys recommends that injured people discuss their cases with attorneys who have successfully handled cases similar to theirs.