Truck Collision Causes Blindness

Larry Woody

The Law and You

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about a case where he helped a man named Larry Woody, who went blind due to an auto accident.

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What started as an ordinary drive for Larry Woody resulted in a catastrophic injury that would affect him for the rest of his life. Larry was driving on I-5 when he spotted a tractor-trailer rig moving at top speed, crossing the median and coming right at him. Although he did his best to reduce the severity of the impact, the crash resulted in Larry becoming permanently blind.

Inadequate Insurance for Tractor-Trailer Rig Leads to a Settlement for Larry

Once Larry had arrived home from the hospital, he got in touch with Don Corson, who took on his case. During his investigation, Don and his team discovered that the trucking company’s insurance would not be able to cover the harm done to Larry. As it turns out, the trucking company had not received the amount of insurance it had asked for.

In order to get Larry the help he would need, Don went on to represent the trucking company in a lawsuit against their insurance broker. The settlement from that case were then given to Larry. He now owns and operates an auto repair shop in Oregon, refusing to let his injuries prevent him from living his life.