Because of the reckless behavior of a teenaged driver, our young client’s life was forever changed. One minute, he was looking forward to his senior year of high school and the start of tennis season, and the next, he was being airlifted to a hospital in Fort Worth.
As his attorneys, we worked hard to get him the financial settlement he would need to offset some of his losses and put his life back on track.
Fault Was Clear, So Our Demand Was High
Our client spent the morning playing tennis and hanging out with friends. Having left his car at the high school in the morning, he asked a friend for a ride back to school to get his car. Instead of the quick trip it should have been, however, the friend decided to turn it into a dangerous joy ride.
According to witnesses interviewed by police at the scene, the driver was speeding through the residential area when he lost control, crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic, over the curb, and into the yard of a house on the street.
The car hit a tree head on and was split in two by the impact. The driver’s speed and recklessness were clearly the cause of the crash. One witness even reported hearing squealing tires moments before the crash, which provided further evidence of the driver’s recklessness.
Our Client Suffered as a Result
While the negligent driver only suffered a minor concussion, our client suffered injuries that would require years of recovery. By providing a detailed description of his injuries and his journey to recovery, we were able to present a strong case for compensation to the driver’s insurance company in the full amount of the insurance policy.