Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC
In the eyes of the truck driver’s insurance company, the facts were clear: They weren’t going to pay a dime for the injuries caused by their client during a wreck on I-270 near Columbus, OH.
The insurance company claimed that because the truck driver had suffered a heart attack, it was considered an “Act of God” which was a complete bar or defense against any case to collect damages. Two other Ohio personal injury law firms agreed with the insurance company and declined to take the case. However, Central Ohio truck and car accident attorney Jack Carney-Debord wasn’t so sure the case was as open and shut as the insurance company made it out to be.
He decided to take the case and set out to prove that his client’s injuries could have been prevented.
As he worked the case, Carney-Debord:
• Hired an expert from the O.J. Simpson case.
• Had the truck driver’s body exhumed and an autopsy performed.
• Went to bankruptcy court and found the truck driver’s medical records.
What Jack’s team discovered was that the truck driver had suffered from a heart condition known as syncope. The key that unlocked the case occurred when the sole heir to the truck driver disclosed during a deposition that she had witnessed her father passing out sometimes when she was a child. After finding instances of this happening much closer to the time of the Columbus accident, Jack had the evidence he needed and took the case to mediation where it was settled for $900,000.
Victims of car accidents often feel that they have no one to turn to and there’s no way to stand up to the insurance company.
If you feel the insurance company is not giving you a fair shake, make sure you contact Jack Carney-Debord, an experienced Central Ohio truck and car accident attorney. Jack doesn’t give up and he doesn’t give in. To learn more about Ohio car accident cases, explore Jack’s educational Ohio Personal Injury website. If you have legal questions about your Ohio car crash, you can reach Jack by phone at (888) 693-8718. He welcomes your call.