$26.5 Million Awarded to Texan in USPS Track Collision that Left Him Quadriplegic
A federal judge in Tarrant County awarded a man and his wife $26.5 million in their claim against the federal government involving an automobile collision with a U.S. Postal Service truck.
In May 2018, Michale Le became quadriplegic after a collision with a USPS truck and sued the government. Following a bench trial, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas Fort Worth Division issued the verdict and judgment in the case.
According to the judge’s order, Le has ankylosing spondylitis, “a spinal disease that can lead tothe spine becoming rigidly fused together over time.” According to O’Connor, the spine can become more prone to fractures from low-impact accidents, which can result in highly unstable fractures.