Our Chicago brain injury attorneys recently learned about a settlement in a case in which a law student filed a brain injury lawsuit against the city of Tucson, after the student suffered severe injuries when they were struck by a car. The brain injury lawsuit alleged that the victim was riding her bike across her campus when a car that was turning at an intersection struck her. The victim suffered severe physical injuries from the hit and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the injuries. While the driver of the car was responsible for hitting the bike rider, the city is being sued because of the design of the intersection where the accident occurred. According to AZ Star Net, the complaint alleges that the intersection was nearly 80 years old and is not of the design that intersections are typically designed today. The intersection has a very sharp angle, which makes it very difficult to see pedestrians and bike riders when driving or turning at the intersection. The victim of the accident believed that it was because of the design of the intersection that the car accident occurred, and not just because of the negligence of the driver of the car.
The brain injury lawsuit was just recently settled in favor of the law student that suffered from brain injuries for $675,000. The amount of damages seeks to cover the brain injury victim’s medical expenses, both past and present, any other bills associated with the car accident and the injury, as well as attempts to offer some compensation to the brain injury victim for all of the pain and suffering that she has had to deal with because of the injury. Many plaintiffs also seek pain and suffering compensation to try to offer the victim compensation for what they now have to deal with permanently as a result of the negligence of another.
In this case, as well as in many personal injury lawsuits, there is not just one person to blame for the accident. It is likely that the combination of the design of the intersection, as well as the lack of attention on the part of the driver of the car that struck the victim, were both responsible for the car accident. When more than one person is responsible for one’s personal injuries, the victim may be able to sue the multiple parties for damages in connection with the accident. If you were injured in an accident where the city may have been responsible for what caused your injury, you may be able to sue the city for your personal injury.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury and you feel that it was due to the negligence of another person or other people, please contact our Illinois personal injury law firm today. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys have helped clients all over Illinois receive millions of dollars in damages in connection with their brain injury cases. We are here to talk to you about what has happened to you to cause your injury and to talk to you about what next steps are available.