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.


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