Accident collision with a City/Government Vehicle
During a mild snow storm a city plow truck failed to stop at a stop sign and entered an intersection at a high rate of speed colliding into the side of Mauricio’s car. Mauricio and his passenger were seriously injured and transported by ambulance from the scene of the accident to a hospital. Both clients required months of physical therapy and medical treatment to recover from the injuries caused by the accident. In addition, both were out of work for 6 weeks and their families struggled to pay their monthly expenses. Attorney FitzGerald brought a claim against the city for the negligence of the driver operating the city vehicle. Because it was a claim against a public entity, there were specific notice requirements that had to be complied with. Since attorney FitzGerald is experienced with motor vehicle accident claims against government entities, he was able to timely serve the appropriate officials with notice of the claims and as a result the city completely compensated both injured clients, including compensation for lost wages.