By: Phillip Bantz November 1, 2013
The S.C. Department of Transportation and several contractors have paid $750,000 to a man who was injured in a crash on a section of I-95 that was undergoing maintenance, according to an attorney for the plaintiff.
A. Stuart Hudson of the Hughey Law Firm in Mount Pleasant reported that he and law partner D. Nathan Hughey secured the settlement for their clients, Steven Scott and
Marcie Scott, in mid-December 2012 after a mediation session.
Steven Scott had been driving along I-95 when his truck crashed into an overturned tractor trailer that had wrecked after going over a slight drop-off in the roadway, according to Hudson. He argued that the DOT should have closed the road because it was unsafe.
Scott came away from the accident with a cervical spine injury, nerve damage in his arms and hands, and post-traumatic stress, according to Hudson.
He submitted a settlement report on the case but could not be reached for comment. Attempts to reach the DOT’s attorney, Marshall H. Waldron Jr. of Griffith Sadler & Sharp in Beaufort, and an attorney for one of the contractors, R. Nicholas Felix of the McNair Law Firm in Hilton Head, were unsuccessful.
SETTLEMENT REPORT: HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE/TRUCKING ACCIDENT
Case name: Scott v. Boyte, et al.
Case number: 2010-CP-27-744
Court: Jasper County Court of Common Pleas
Date of settlement: Dec. 10, 2012
Attorneys for plaintiff: A. Stuart Hudson Charleston truck accident lawyer and D. Nathan Hughey South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorneys for defendants: Marshall H. Waldron Jr. (Beaufort), for the S.C. Department of Transportation and R. Nicholas Felix (Hilton Head) for contractor APAC Inc.
This case involved an auto accident settlement and South Carolina accident lawyers at Hughey Law Firm Truck Accident Attorneys. South Carolina truck accident lawyer Nathan Hughey and South Carolina trucking accident lawyer Stuart Hudson of trucking accident law firm Hughey Injury Lawyers located at 1311 Chuck Dawley Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant SC 29464, this Charleston accident lawyer Nathan Hughey has a phone number of 843-881-8644 as does SC truck lawyer Stuart Hudson.