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UNDOCUMENTED COUPLE INJURED IN HIT AND RUN RECEIVE $1.13M DEAL

The hit and run accident involving a street sweeper and two undocumented immigrants posed a quite a challenge for Decatur lawyer, Jeremy Citron. His clients, Ramon Medrano-Ortega and Estella Carillo, won a $1.25 million settlement thanks to his decision to avoid a messy lawsuit.

Because his clients did not have health insurance, it was essential that they obtained compensation for the medical treatment they needed. He also feared a lawsuit may delay their ability to recover lost wages due to their undocumented status.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the married couple was driving to church when a commercial street sweeping truck rear-ended their SUV on May 6, 2012. The impact forced Medrano to swerve into a concrete barrier, causing the SUV to flip. The vehicle came to rest on Dawson Boulevard, which runs parallel to I-85 in Norcross.

The driver of the street sweeper, Gregory Jeffery, fled the scene. Police found his converted truck 5 miles away. It had been abandoned at the bottom of an entry ramp to US 78, west of Mountain Industrial Boulevard in DeKalb County.

As a result of the accident, Medrano suffered significant back injuries and had to undergo two surgeries. Carillo, the passenger, suffered a head injury and herniated discs in her lower back.

Trucking Accident Cases at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLC

Within seconds, a collision with a truck can result in serious injury, property damage, and immeasurable trauma. Due to insurance issues, trucking accidents can quickly become complex. Although the insurance company of the party at fault is required to pay damages, you may not receive the compensation you need with their first offer –that’s why you need an experience trucking accident attorney on your side.

At Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, we have the knowledge and experience you need to win your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. Call (404) 445-1411 to schedule your free consultation today. You pay no attorney’s fees unless we obtain a fair settlement or win a jury award on your behalf.

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