Mr. Colombo just concluded a case involving a Morgantown man whose leg was nearly cut off in a work related injury in Westover, West Virginia. The client was working for a plumbing company and was loading equipment into the back of his work truck. The client’s truck was parked on a road that had a steep grade. Also, the roads that day were snow covered and icy.

Unfortunately, a careless driver had illegally parked his truck above the client’s truck and then left his vehicle unattended. The negligent driver then walked down to speak to Mr. Colombo’s client about the work that was being performed at a commercial business. All of a sudden the truck that was parked above slid down the hill and struck Mr. Colombo’s client from behind almost cutting his left leg off.

The client was rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital where emergency surgery was performed to save his leg. The client was treated at West Virginia University Hospital, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Healthworks Rehabilitation and University Health Associates. The client’s leg was saved, but he is permanently disabled as a result of this accident.

Mr. Colombo successfully settled this case on behalf of his client for $1,500,000.00. The settlement proceeds came from the insurance available from the negligent driver, under insurance as well as an umbrella insurance policy.

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