Client Stories

Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins, who is pictured here, suffered multiple traumatic injuries resulting from a semi-truck crash accident on I-26 near Asheville, North Carolina.

Michael Hawkins was stopped in traffic on I-26 near Asheville, N.C. A driver for Haas Carriage, Inc. collided with the rear end of Hawkins' SUV. The collision pushed Michael's vehicle forward into the back of another vehicle, crushing Michael inside. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries requiring 26 surgeries. His medical bills totaled $383,000, not including future medical treatment he will require.


With the help of Dollar, Burns & Becker, Michael Hawkins brought an action against the trucking company and its driver for causing the crash, citing driver fatigue and negligence.


Dollar, Burns & Becker reached a favorable financial recovery with the trucking company, providing the necessary funds to pay past and future medical expenses as well as providing compensation for his permanent disability resulting from his injuries.


"I experienced a nightmare when a tractor-trailer struck me from behind and nearly crushed me to death. Six weeks later, I awoke in the hospital not knowing what hit me. I learned that Attorney Jeff Burns specialized in tractor-trailer cases and I decided that he would be the man that could best counsel and represent me. Jeff and the others in his firm put forth a monumental effort over two years fighting for me. They did such outstanding work that my family will never have to worry about our financial needs again. Most importantly, I have a friend for life in Jeff, who truly cares about not only my family, but all of his clients as well as the safety of our highways."

It’s important to contact us immediately if you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck crash. Investigating crime scenes and preserving critical evidence needs to be done as quickly as possible, ideally within 48 hours of the crash. We can often be on a plane the next day after we’re contacted. Initial consultations are free of charge and we work solely on a contingency basis.

Contact Us Immediately Toll-Free: 1-877-816-2600.

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