The TAC team recently settled a case for an 18 year old girl who suffered an acquired brain injury as a result of a horrific high speed car accident when she was a five week old baby. Her mother, a single mother believed to have been an undocumented immigrant, who was driving and her friend who was holding our client in the passenger seat were killed instantly in a head on collision with a bus. Our client was ejected from the vehicle and was not found for approximately one hour. She sustained a serious head injury and was unconscious for 3 days. When she had recovered sufficiently she was placed in foster care.
Our client with the support of her adoptive parents, attended and recently completed her High school education and has gone on to undertake further education in a supported environment. She has required significant assistance with her education and development, and will likely require ongoing support and assistance throughout her adult life. Following protracted negotiations the matter was settled prior to trial. The settlement was for a very significant sum in view of our clients' significant ongoing needs. The settlement has been approved by the Supreme Court and the settlement sum will now be administered on her behalf by the Senior Master's Office of the Supreme Court.