March 2, 2007
David Strite successfully defended a local trucking company from a million dollar lawsuit filed by a Louisville driver. The accident occurred on the Watterson Expressway where I-65 North merges at Poplar Level Road. Plaintiff alleged that the truck driver merged into her lane and caused substantial damage to her vehicle as well as her body. As a result of the alleged injuries she sustained in this accident, the Plaintiff maintained that she was forced to undergo two life changing neurosurgical procedures: a cervical fusion and a lumbar fusion. Moreover, the Plaintiff asserted that this traumatic incident caused the recurrence of her depression. The defense denied liability, offering that the plaintiff caused the accident. The Jefferson County jury needed approximately one hour to find in favor of the trucking company and award the Plaintiff none of the 1.4 million dollars in damages sought.