On March 3, 2003, a flash freeze caused Highway 5 to become icy near Waterdown, Ontario. Donald G. was travelling on Highway 5 with his dog when he suddenly lost control. The vehicle swerved, but Donald was able to regain control for a stretch. When Donald lost control for a second time, he was not so lucky. His vehicle slid into the path of another vehicle. Donald’s truck was broadsided by the oncoming car on his driver’s side in the middle of the highway. Donald suffered catastrophic brain injuries and will never be able to work again.
A law firm of the Personal Injury Alliance™ was contacted to help Donald receive the proper compensation. The City of Hamilton and IMOS, who were jointly responsible to clear the roadway, were both sued, as was the oncoming driver for failing to slow down. The case against the City of Hamilton and IMOS settled before trial with the defendants paying jointly the sum of $3,500,000.00.
Donald’s case against the oncoming vehicle went to trial, where it was proven that the owner and operator of the other vehicle was found to be partially responsible. This resulted in Donald recovering a further $1,300,000.00. Together with the settlement of his no-fault benefits in the amount of $1,800,000.00, inclusive of past benefits, Donald recovered $6,600,000.00. With his financial future secure, Donald has been able to afford proper treatment and care. He has since married a woman he met following the accident and is now a proud father.
While Donald’s injuries will continue to affect him for his whole life, he has learned to enjoy an incredibly meaningful life as a husband and father.