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Child Brain Injury from Car Accident

Our team represented a 14-year-old boy riding as a rear-seat passenger in a car that was involved in a head-on collision in Bakersfield, California. As the car entered a rural intersection, the driver found the roadway flooded. No warning signs had been erected. Although it had been raining earlier, it was not raining at the time of the collision. The flooded roadway caused the car to hydroplane and rotate, crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a car traveling in the opposite direction. Our young client sustained a major head injury, including coma. He also sustained fractures of his left leg and right arm. His medical bills exceeded $500,000. Because of his brain damage, experts forecasted that he would be unable to be self-sufficient in the workplace. His future wage loss was estimated at more than $800,000. Our attorneys achieved a settlement of $4.5 million against the defendants, including the local county water district, the county road department and the opposing driver.