$18.3 Million Verdict for Young Driver Partially Paralyzed in One-Car Accident

On a warm Saturday night, a young man was driving his car along a freshly paved stretch of country road when he came to a small bridge. He didn’t know that the construction company, that was repaving the road, had just milled a small area adjacent to a bridge, leaving a two inch high ridge along the expansion joint. Without any warning so he could slow down, the driver hit the ridge, causing his car to go out of control and slam into a stone wall, causing him to become partial paralyzed. Although the construction company argued that the accident was due to the young driver speeding, the team convinced the jury that the construction company and the engineering firm, that was supposed to be overseeing the work, caused the accident.