(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the proceedings.)
On May 1, 2006, at 9:15 p.m., a 22-year-old woman suffered serious brain damage. A car driven by the male defendant ran a red light and struck the vehicle carrying plaintiff and two passengers. The defendant admitted to the police officers that he ran the red light. He was a drunk driver.
While she has in some respects recovered, plaintiff remains impaired by her brain damage. This is discussed below in Section V.
At the time of the collision, plaintiff was employed by Ross Stores as a clerk. She was in excellent physical health. She had some challenges in school and at home, growing up without a mother in a dysfunctional home. She was diagnosed at one time at age four or five as having childhood seizures and emotional problems, but by the time plainitiff reached 22-years-old she had overcome those obstacles. She had a job and was doing well.
III. THE DRUNK DRIVER CAUSES A COLLISION
Plainitff was the back seat passenger in a 2002 chevy Malibu owned and driven by her friend, Denise. In the right front seat was passenger Sandy. Both Denise and Sandy were also injured in the crash and are each represented by other counsel. Denise was traveling southbound on Sunrise Blvd.. As she approached the intersection of Greenback, she stopped for a red light. The light turned green. Denise then started through the intersection.
Driving westbound on Greenback in a 1999 BMW 328 owned by his father, was defendant. He had a red light.
Defendant ran the red light, violently striking the Malibu carrying plainitff, Denise, and Sandy. Defendant struck the Malibu on the left side, where plainitff and Denise were sitting. He struck the car so hard that he turned it over on its side. (See Part 2 of 10.)
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