Couple Awarded $5.7 Million for Truck Accident Claim

Couple Awarded $5.7 Million for Truck Accident Claim

A Clovis couple was awarded $5.7 million for medical bills and emotional pain this week after their van was rear-ended by a Southern California Edison truck two years ago.

This came as a surprise to some, like a local attorney who commented that neither person was even left paralyzed after the truck accident.

Jurors at the Fresno County Superior Court deliberated for three days before deciding to award Manuel Ornelas, 42, nearly $160,000 for lost wages and medical bills, as well as $1.2 million for future lost wages and medical bills. Jurors also gave him $4.16 million for past and future emotional suffering and physical pain. As for his wife, 36-year-old Corina Ornelas, she was awarded $2,426 for medical bills and $200,000 for loss of consortium and emotional suffering.

Although the verdict was not what the prosecution hoped for, both sides were able to shake hands in Judge Alan Simpson's courtroom after the verdict was read.

If you were hurt during a truck accident, contact our law firm to enlist help from a Phoenix personal injury attorney.

Why Choose Us?

Finding the right attorney may seem like an overwhelming task. That's why you need a lawyer who stands out from the crowd.

Knowles Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Lawyers Former Officer Badge Former Prosecutor Badge

Attorney Anthony Knowles

Learn More

Attorney Mikey Rodgerson

Learn More

Attorney Timothy Hintze

Learn More
Free Consultation

We offer a FREE initial review of your case. Tell us a bit about your situation.

Send Your Information
Locations & Maps
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Scorpion Design - Internet Marketing Experts