Memphis, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney David Peel Successfully Negotiates $2.85 Million Mediation Settlement For Disabled Client In Truck Injury Case

by David Peel on May 24, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – David Peel, a personal injury attorney with an office in Millington, Tennessee, recently negotiated a $2.85 million settlement for the family of a disabled client who died from injuries sustained in a traffic incident in August 2010. His client, who had difficulty walking due to a disability, had just finished legally crossing a crosswalk when a massive semi-truck, which she was leaning on for balance while it was stopped in the crosswalk, caused her to fall violently to the ground after it began accelerating upon the change of the traffic light. She was admitted to the hospital with a displaced fracture of her neck and a compromised spinal cord. She died six months later.

“Her outcome was clearly terrible,” says Mr. Peel. “With a tube down her throat for life support, and a large metal halo drilled into her skull, she was paralyzed yet aware, totally and completely helpless. It was very much hell on earth. She literally rotted away, completely aware, but unable to move. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Many people hear about the frivolous cases, but cases like this sweet lady’s often go unnoticed. The family trusted me and we were able to negotiate a $2.85 million settlement in this matter at a pre-trial mediation. Under the newest tort reform, this result would not have been possible.”

Mr. Peel has been a licensed attorney in Tennessee since 1996, and founded the Peel Law Firm in 2000. He is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Tennessee and the American Association of Justice, the American Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He is a passionate advocate for his clients, seeking to help them through difficult and often catastrophic times and lift their financial burdens so they can focus on healing. A graduate of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a B.A. in Advertising/Journalism in 1990, and earning his J.D. from Memphis State University School of Law 1995, Mr. Peel has cultivated a reputation as a caring, honest and effective lawyer in the area of personal injury law.

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