$260,000 Award for Young Man Struck by a Vehicle Traveling Without Its Lights
November 16, 2017
My client, Fred T., was working towards his GED and actively looking for employment after losing his job as a result of downsizing. He was struck by a vehicle that did not brake or make any attempt to avoid this horrific, life-altering accident. While crossing the street at night using the pedestrian crosswalk, Fred was struck by a St. John’s Hospital minivan that was traveling without its headlights on. The vehicle slammed into him throwing him into the air, over the minivan and onto the hard concrete—severely fracturing both of his legs. Despite multiple surgeries, doctors believe Fred may never walk again.
His injuries have left this young man in constant pain, unable to pursue employment or participate in most of his past activities. Sadly, this accident has crippled Fred not only physically, but mentally and socially as well. He still needs assistive devices to get around, requires psychological and psychiatric care, and his once active social life is now virtually non-existent. Although we were able to get a judgement for $260,000, no amount of money can ever compensate Fred for what has been taken from him.