Our client was a happy mother of 2 who enjoyed swimming, cross-country skiing, biking and gardening. Although she was deaf, she was able to complete her high school diploma and maintain gainful employment in the workforce.
On a snowy winter day, our client and her daughter were driving down a county road when her daughter lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer. The accident left our client catastrophically injured with a severe traumatic brain injury, multiple facial fractures, a skull fracture, and a number of other fractures throughout her arms and legs.
The accident left our client needing 24 hour supervision and care from professional caregivers as well as her family. Severe injuries to her right arm and hand restrict her ability to communicate through sign language to this day, and she will never be able to return to work.
The lawyers at McLeish Orlando successfully proved that the County was negligent for failing to install snow fences in the area, as well as failing to clear the accumulated snow and maintain a roadway safe for vehicles. This resulted in a $6,324,500 settlement for our client, which will go towards ongoing expenses such as medical and rehabilitation bills, home modifications needed for accessibility, and future lost income.