Allegedly dozing driver loses control, hits vehicle head-on

By: Mass. Lawyers Weekly Staff May 15, 2014

The plaintiff was operating his vehicle on a high-speed, two-lane roadway.

The defendant, who was driving in the opposite direction and allegedly had fallen asleep, lost control of the vehicle, hitting the plaintiff head-on and causing a significant collision.

The plaintiff was knocked unconscious in the crash and sustained a concussion. He suffered a herniated nucleus pulposus at C6-C7, which required anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

Medical bills from the plaintiff's injuries totaled $51,404.13.

Action: Motor vehicle negligence
Injuries alleged: Concussion, herniated vertebrae
Amount: $200,000