A car accident will have unpredictable effects as vehicles collide and collapse with the terrible force of impact. Predicting injuries is nearly impossible. A crash between two slower-moving vehicles might prove just as deadly as a collision occurring at high speed. Even a single broken piece of glass can cause a life-altering injury‚ which can happen at any time‚ in any location. Our client‚ just a child sitting in the backseat of her father’s car‚ knows this all too well.
Our client’s father was driving through Gloucester County when a commercial water delivery truck collided head-on with the car. A headlight from the truck dislodged and flew through the windshield. The lamp struck our young client in the face, leaving her with deep lacerations. Procedures to repair the extensive damage left her with noticeable scarring – embarrassing for any young girl trying to grow up and live a normal life. The girl’s father‚ a previous client of the firm sought our help because of how well we’d handled his own accident claim in the past.
The $350‚000 settlement we secured for her was specifically placed into a structured settlement to provide her with lifetime compensation. Held in an annuity‚ the fund will increase by 4 percent each year‚ pay for her college tuition‚ and provide $2‚000 a month for the rest of her life. We felt that this large settlement was appropriate, given the impact the injury has had on our client’s life.