$6,000,000 Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident – Crash left woman in coma
Attorney Michael Jainchill reached a settlement on behalf of a 54-year old woman who spent months in the hospital following a head-on car collision. The crash left her in a coma for almost 2 months. The client suffered numerous spinal fractures and left ankle fractures that required several surgical procedures. She also suffered right and left leg fractures and sternal and rib fractures. Further, the client had long-term difficulty swallowing and suffered internal injuries as well, including pulmonary and cardiac contusions and punctured lungs.
There were major legal obstacles regarding the agency relationship of the deceased woman who was driving the other car and her alleged employer, as well as issues concerning insurance coverage for this loss. After the plaintiff prevailed on a motion for summary judgment filed by the defense, the matter was brought to a mediation where the parties settled the case.