$2.3 Million Recovered for Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Negligent Trucker
Our client, an award-winning obstetrical nurse, sustained a traumatic brain injury in a trucking accident after a food service delivery driver negligently turned into her path. She took evasive action to try to avoid the imminent crash but was unable to avoid striking the truck's trailer, which blocked all three lanes of the highway. The roof was sheared off her sedan as it slammed underneath the defendant's trailer, nearly decapitating her.
After spending almost a month in a coma, our cient awoke to find she had suffered cognitive and personality changes. She was no longer the nurse that, months earlier, was commended for providing excellent care for the hospital's newborns. In the accident, her wrist was severely deformed and a blood clot required her to relearn how to walk without assistance.
In addition to her orthopedic injuries, her short-term memory had deteriorated. She was no longer able to remember specifics from her life-long nursing career. After 18 months of litigation, Attorney Barry Newman negotiated a settlement that funds an annuity that provides our client with financial assistance for life