A lawsuit filed on behalf of a 15-year-old pedestrian/auto accident recently settled for $2 million. The teenager was crossing a four lane road to get to his school bus at about seven in the morning. Before he could get all the way across the roadway, he was struck by the defendant was driving a vehicle of a small corporation. The investigating officers concluded the accident was fully the pedestrian's fault.
The plaintiffs filed suit in a certain the defendant was negligent. The defendant indicated in the definitive moments before the collision, she was looking over at the bus stop to see her son and not have time to avoid the plaintiff while she looked forward. It also asserted that the teenager was visible to the driver and she should have seen and been able to avoid the accident. The teenager suffered severe brain damage as a result of the accident. He underwent extensive hospitalization or the special needs for the rest of his life. The suit settled for a $2 million before trial.