Auto Accident: $1,490,000 settlement for brain and spine injuries
Our 40 year-old client was legally stopped on a busy road to make a left-hand turn into her driveway when the car behind her failed to stop in time. When the defendant driver crashed into the rear of our client’s vehicle, she was propelled forward across the centerline and crashed head-on into another vehicle. Our client suffered cervical spine fractures that required surgery, in addition to a brain injury that interfered with her ability to work at her former job.
Although the defendant didn’t dispute liability, his insurance company alleged our client’s injuries were worsened by her failure to wear a seat belt. The defendant driver only had $1,500,000 insurance coverage available: $10,000 was paid to the other driver involved in the head-on crash and the remaining $1,490,000 was paid to our client.