An 81 year-old woman fell from a special needs vehicle when an employee helping her failed to properly operate the mechanical lift gate that allows passengers to safely exist. She struck her head on the concrete and then the employee fell on top of her causing further injury. The traumatic brain injury was so severe that a piece of the woman's skull had to be removed to reduce swelling. The woman now has to rely on a feeding tube for food and medication. She also has a hard time speaking and swallowing and must be monitored by caregivers at all times.
The devastation that can occur in your life after you or a family member suffers a brain injury is unthinkable. When the injury is caused by the negligent or reckless act of another person or company, that person or company must be made to take responsibility for what has occurred. At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, the attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the maximum compensation for brain injuries that were caused by another's negligent actions. The costs on such injuries may continue for the life of the person in some cases. If you or a loved one have had an accident that resulted in a brain injury, it is crucial that you contact a Martin or St. Lucie County brain injury attorney.
The company involved, Northwest Transport, admitted wrongdoing when an investigation found the employee was inexperienced and did not undergo much training in handling the unloading of passengers. A settlement of $1 million was agreed upon.