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$1M Settlement for Car Accident Victim with Brain Injuries

A woman, Patricia, lost control of her vehicle while traveling along SR 91 in California. She was able to regain control of her car within lanes #3 and #4 and come to a stop. She then began backing up in order to straighten out her vehicle in the second lane when another car struck her from behind.

In such injury accidents most of your focus will be on regaining your health and recovery from the accident. This is as it should be, and yet the legal aspects of the accident need to be handled correctly. There are several types of compensation that an attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC may be able to get for you when handling your insurance claim. However, time is an important factor in personal injury cases. Documentation is a crucial part of any personal injury case. If you or a loved on has suffered an injury in a car accident, contact Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC without delay after the accident. An attorney can discuss your case with you to determine how best to proceed.

The crash caused Patricia to become unconscious. Bystanders were able to remove her from the car before paramedics arrived at the scene. Patricia's lawyers argued the accident was caused because the other car had failed to avoid Patricia.

Her injuries consisted of broken ribs, liver and thyroid lacerations and Diffuse Axonal Injury with severe intracranial hemorrhaging. DAI is a common car accident brain injury; also called shearing it causes damage to individual nerve cells and loss of connections through neurons. This leads to a breakdown of overall communications within the brain. A settlement of $1 million was agreed upon.