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JERRY P. JR.

State where accident took place.: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA

Make of Vehicle: 1996 FORD EXPLORER

Date of Accident.: 07-24-00

SCARS TO FACE, INJURY TO ARM, WRIST , BACK, AND LEGS

I WAS DRIVING NORTH BOUND ON HIGHWAY 99 AT APPROX. 70 MPH. A VEHICLE THAT WAS TRAVELING IN THE SOUTH BOUND LANE WAS DRIVING A FORD EXPLORER. SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR SOMEHOW AND CAME ACROSS SOME OLEANDER BUSHES THAT DIVIDED THE TWO LANES.

SHE HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME HEAD ON. THAT CAUSED THE CAR TO LIFT INTO THE AIR AND THEN LAND ON TOP OF ME. ALL THREE CARS INVOLVED WERE A TOTAL LOSS. THEY BURNED COMPLETELY.

I SUFFERED INJURIES TO MY FACE, BACK, ARMS, WRIST AND LEGS. I STILL HAVE LOTS OF PAIN FROM MY INJURIES, INCLUDING PERMANENT SCARING TO MY FACE. I HAVE SEEN ALL THE APPROPRIATE DOCTORS. I HAVE PROVIDED ALL THE INFORMATION REGARDING MY INJURIES TO HER INSURANCE COMPANY. TO THIS DAY I STILL HAVE NOT BEEN COMPENSATED FOR MY INJURUES IN ANY WAY.

THEY SAY THAT IT IS TAKING LONGER THAN USUAL DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE FIRESTONE TIRED ON HER VEHICLE WERE AMOUNG THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN RECALLED. SO THIS LEAVES THEM NOT KNOWING WERE THE LIABILITY LIES. I WAS DRIVING MY SISTER IN LAWS CAR THAT DAY. THIS MAKES HER OUT OF A VEHICLE. MY INSURANCE COMPANY DID PAY HER CAR OFF. THE INDIVIDUAL THAT CAUSED THIS ACCIDENT WAS IN A COMA FOR ABOUT A MONTH AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

THE OTHER VICTIM SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES. TO MY KNOWLEDGE BOTH OF THE OTHER INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT HAVE FILED LARGE LAW SUITS AGAINST FIRESTONE. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN ON THE NEWS. I MISSED TIME FROM WORK WITH NO PAY AND HAVE CURRENT COMPLICATIONS DUE TO THIS ACCIDENT. I FEEL THAT I SHOULD BE COMPENSATED FOR MY LOSS.






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