Man injured in truck accident on freeway wins court battle

New Haven, Conn. – On January 10, 2013, a Bridgeport jury awarded a man injured in a car wreck on Interstate 95 more than $900,000. With interest, the final judgment will be $1.2 million. The plaintiff, Manuel Vasquez, was severely injured on June 3, 2008 when two wheels from the defendants’ tractor-trailer came loose, separating from the truck and bouncing over the median into oncoming traffic. Six vehicles were damaged, and both sides of the highway were closed by the state police.

The case, entitled Manuel Vasquez v. Road Service Network, et al, was tried for two weeks before the jury returned its verdict. The plaintiff was represented by Attorney Mills and Attorney Cahill.

The defendants, Edward Robinson and Fleet Car Lease, Inc., denied responsibility for the collision, pointing the finger at the co-defendants, Orlando Otero and Road Service Network, for putting a set of spindle nuts on backwards while doing brake repair work on the rig a short time beforehand. Otero and Road Service Network did not appear at trial.

Mills & Cahill, LLC pursued the case vigorously on behalf of Mr. Vasquez proving their case to the jury who returned the above award. Despite the fact that the mechanic was uninsured as well as other issues that made this case an uphill battle, Attorney Mills and Attorney Cahill never flinched in their zealous advocacy on behalf of their client.

The attorneys at Mills & Cahill, LLC, have developed a reputation as experienced trial attorneys who successfully obtain verdicts on behalf of clients.