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8-Figure-Plus Confidential Settlement for Trucking Accident Victims
Derryberry Zips Wade, PLLC Utilizes Damages Animation Communicating Child's Injuries

The driver of an 18-wheeler sped through a Texas construction zone with his cruise control set, causing a catastrophic accident when he rear-ended a family vehicle with children as young as 2-years-old in the backseat. All of the occupants of the vehicle were injured due to the negligence of this truck driver, but 8-year-old Jane Doe’s injuries were the most substantial. Tragically, her life was changed in an instant, and she suffered from a traumatic brain injury, numerous skull fractures, femur fractures, and several internal injuries. 

Derryberry Zips Wade, P.L.L.C. were hired to help Jane and her family after a tragic wreck with an 18-wheeler that left them with lifelong injuries and trauma. Knowing the value of visuals to help explain complicated medical procedures, Derryberry Zips Wade tasked the team at DK Global and their retained experts with creating an animation to accurately portray Jane’s traumatic brain injury, skull fractures, femur fractures, and internal injuries, as well as the invasiveness and difficulty of the procedures that Jane endured.

Medical Animation Depicts Severe Injuries and Rehabilitation

The presentation begins by showing Jane with an injury to her right eye. Jane’s skin then goes transparent to show the viewers what they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see: the large comminuted fracture across Jane’s skull and orbital socket, where the fracture to her orbit had caused swollen tissues to press onto the top of her eye, leading to discomfort and difficulty seeing. As the animation continues on to show the extent of her numerous skull fractures, the MRIs taken of Jane’s skull are placed side-by-side with the lifelike 3D model to help the viewers comprehend the imagery and location of each injury.

Next, large metal plates and screws come into the picture, and we see how they were fixated across Jane’s facial fractures – a key moment in which the viewer is able to perceive the painful rehabilitative measures that this child had to endure. Jane’s other injuries are also depicted, including lung contusions and a left femoral fracture which required large nails to correct its placement. The presentation concludes with enhanced imagery of Jane’s brain, notating the affected areas and their decreased functionality. 

Derryberry Zips Wade relentlessly advocated for Jane and her family, successfully receiving an 8-figure-plus confidential settlement against the trucking company and its driver by utilizing an indisputable presentation.

Derryberry Zips Wade specializes in personal injury matters with an emphasis on catastrophic injuries caused by the negligence of 18-wheeler truck drivers and their employers.

Daryl Derryberry is listed as one of the Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Tyler, Texas, is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and recognized as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine for four consecutive years, 2017-2020.  Daryl is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Daryl was also elected to the Fellows of Texas Bar Foundation, the largest charitably funded BAR foundation in Texas.

Craig Zips is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been given the premier AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  Craig has received recognition as one of the Top 100 Personal Injury litigators by The National Trial Lawyers.  Craig was also elected to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. 

Guy Wade has over three decades of experience in litigating complex matters in state and federal courts throughout the State of Texas and the United States.  Guy practices out of the Firm’s Dallas, Texas office and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers’ Association, as well as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. 

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"We wanted to give the jury a real-good picture of what all those injuries looked like. It really worked out well, it aided us. We used that as part of our damage demand that we made on the carrier, and it was also part of our mediation presentation - and so we thought it was a very valuable tool and resource."

Daryl Derryberry - Derryberry Zips Wade, PLLC


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