Case Profile: Michael Hawkins
Personal Injuries – Truck Crash
Michael Hawkins was stopped in traffic on Interstate 26 near Asheville, North Carolina. A driver for Haas Carriage, Inc. collided with the rear end of Michael Hawkins' SUV. The collision pushed Michael's vehicle forward into the back of another vehicle, crushing Michael inside. Michael suffered multiple traumatic injuries requiring 26 surgeries. His medical bills totaled $383,000.00. He will require future medical treatment.
Michael Hawkins brought an action against the trucking company and its driver for negligence in causing the crash, citing driver fatigue as a key factor.
A favorable financial recovery was reached with the trucking company providing the necessary funds to pay past and future medical expenses as well as compensation for the permanent disability resulting from Michael's injuries.
What Michael Hawkins has to say about our firm:
"I experienced a nightmare when a tractor trailer struck me from behind and crushed me to near death. Six weeks later I awoke in the hospital not knowing what hit me. I learned that Attorney Jeff Burns specialized in tractor trailer cases and I decided that he would be the man that would best counsel and represent me. Jeff and the others in his firm put forth a monumental effort over two years fighting for me. They did such outstanding work that my family will never have to worry about our financial needs again. Most importantly, in Jeff I have a friend for life who truly cares about not only my family but all of his clients and the safety of our highways."