Over 1.1 million dollars was awarded to a paramedic who injured his shoulder when his ambulance was struck by an uninsured driver. The defendant was the paramedic’s own insurance company. Under the insurance contact, the defendant was required to pay their customer for all of his harms and losses that were caused by the negligence of an uninsured driver. The insurance company refused to offer any money to settle the case and claimed that the accident was the ambulance driver’s own fault because he went through a red light at a blind intersection. Attorney McManus was able to persuade the jury that the crash was caused by the negligence of the uninsured driver because he should have heard the ambulance siren and pulled over to the side of the road. Instead the uninsured driver sped into the intersection. Attorney McManus was further able to persuade the jury to award the paramedic over a million dollars in compensation for lost earning capacity because the shoulder injury disqualified the man from continued employment as a firefighter.
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