Teena Brailsford a woman from North Carolina wins $1.7 million compensation verdict after suing a driver for an accident that left her critically injured.
The woman suffered serious neck injuries due to the mistake of another driver, identified as Devon Roach of Illinois. Brailsford was driving on a state highway when the accident happened.
Brailsford is from North Carolina; however, the case was fought in an Illinois court.
According to Brailsford, the other driver turned in front of her without any warning, leading to the accident. The culprit accepted his mistake, however, the two parties do not appear to agree on the amount.
The jury awarded a total of $1.7 million to the victim including $1.1 million in economic damages and $0.6 million in non-economic damages. The trial ran for four days.
The case was filed in February 2017. According to reports, Brailsford faced serious injuries due to the accident. The victim was represented by Haytham Faraj who said that Brailsford went through a tough time having to fight Roach’s strategy designed to humanize himself in front of the jury.
Brailsford feels that the amount is not enough as the verdict is a lot lower than what she requested.
In cases like these, a lot depends on your lawyer. A good attorney will be able to get you your rightful share. This is why it is important that you get in touch with a lawyer if you or someone close to you has been involved in a road accident.
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