Settlement of Severe Personal Injury Case of a Minor

June 2013

The firm represented a minor who was a passenger involved in a life-threatening automobile accident in which the client suffered a broken femur, wrist and ribs and punctured lung. In order to establish liability, the firm had to satisfy the Alabama Guest Statute, and show that the driver of the vehicle acted in a wanton or reckless manner resulting in the injuries to the firm’s client. After hiring an expert to provide evidence of the speed of the vehicle and offering other evidence of reckless conduct by the driver, the parties reached a settlement in excess of $200,000 in favor of the client.