A jury in Florida recently awarded a woman $160,000 in damages in a trial resulting from a car accident that gave her a traumatic brain injury.
Jurors in the Florida Fifth Circuit Court in Ocala deliberated for two hours before handing down the award, which included $60,000 in medical expenses and $100,000 for pain and suffering.
Jurors rejected claims by Griffis’s husband and children for additional damages based on her injury.
The accident in question occurred in 2010, when Constance Griffis was driving in her pickup truck on US 441 near Belleview. She was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Jared Green. The crash resulted in injuries to her back and knees, but more notably caused a traumatic brain injury that would lead to seizures, memory loss and ongoing confusion.
The defense attempted to argue the accident could not have caused the injuries, because there was relatively minimal damage and that it was not a high-speed collision. The defense attorney also pointed out paramedics did not take Griffis to the hospital after the accident. However, Griffis’s attorney provided evidence that she regularly loses control of her body and frequently has dangerous seizures. They presented medical records indicating the crash caused long-term damage to the back and to her brain.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you could potentially file a personal injury claim and earn a significant amount of money in compensation. The more serious the injuries you suffered, the more in compensation you stand to earn. For more information about the best way to proceed with your case, and to discuss the details of the case you have, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.