On the eve of a projected three-week trial, The Lewis Law Firm secured an $18 million dollar settlement for a college student hit by a car while crossing the street. She sustained a traumatic brain injury in the collision.
Our client made a wonderful recovery, but requires supervision. She is independent with her activities of daily living (ADL’s) like dressing and showering, but still needs someone to watch out for her to keep her safe. She suffered injuries to the parts of the brain that control higher-level judgment and memory. She is unable to work, despite being one month away from graduating college and becoming a chemical engineer. She walks with an unbalanced gait and needs a cane for stability.
“For three long years, the driver of the car refused to accept responsibility for the collision, depriving Brittanie of the lifetime care she needs and forcing us to come to trial. Adding insult to injury, the driver and his insurance company were about to spend the next three weeks in front of a jury trying to evade responsibility permanently,” said Brian Lewis, founding partner at The Lewis Law Firm and first-chair attorney for the upcoming trial. “But facts and the truth matter. And with just a few days until the beginning of a thirty-two-witness trial, the defense finally accepted that.”
“I’m very proud for what we were able to achieve for our client. The driver’s negligence took away our client’s freedom to live her life as she wanted to. With this settlement, she will have the caregivers, medical attention, and everything else she needs to live as normal a life as possible.”
At The Lewis Law Firm, we’re passionate about protecting people devastated by injury. For us, it’s personal.