(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)
It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this automobile accident case could just as easily involve the California Highway Patrol or the law enforcement divisions of any local municipality, such as Roseville, El Dorado Hills, West Sacramento, or Elk Grove. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
As a result of the impact severity, Ms. White was knocked to the other side of the vehicle, despite her use of the passive restraint system within the vehicle. She was rendered unconscious and was in a coma for many days following the crash. She suffered a severe brain injury, cracked hip bones, a cracked skull and subdural hematoma, large lacerations on her head, a ruptured spleen, and many other related serious and life threatening injuries. She spent roughly the next two months in hospitals and in rehabilitation. Eventually she suffered gaping wounds in her buttocks, leaving her disfigured. Further, testimony was given that showed Ms. White was rendered permanently brain damaged by this avoidable collision.
Prior to this catastrophic car crash, Sandra White, a mother and grandmother, had a functional life filled with the typical array of ups and downs. Testimony was given that prior to this collision, Ms. White took care of her parents, enjoyed friends, and had relatively good health. She did have anxiety problems and, according to the experts, had mental illness in the form of schizophrenia. Yet she was functional and lived independently. Now, she needs help with most daily tasks and requires supervision. When she left the nationally renowned rehabilitation center in Roseville, California, Universal Trauma Rehabilitation, she developed many life survival skills so she could re-integrate into the world with the help of others. But she still was a danger to herself and others, easily confused, easily fatigued, and in constant pain. She requires assistance from skilled nurses.
Sandra White has been fully evaluated by many top medical experts, including psychiatrist Hastings Greene, M.D., neuropsychologist Jeffery Hill, Ph.D., and neuropsychiatrist Lester Downey, M.D., and has had a life care plan developed by Jan Jones, a highly respected life care planner in the Sacramento area. Plaintiff’s experts testified that Sandra White’s future medical care costs totaled $8,636,251.00, and that Ms. White’s past medical expenses totaled $426,636.00. (See Part 4 of 10.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.