Injury Type: Multiple, listed below.

Accident Type: MVA

Case Overview

In 2018, our client was driving a motor vehicle when they were struck by a school bus. The defendant heavily disputed responsibility for the car accident.

Per the reconstruction expert, the bus driver was speeding at 55mph in a 45 mph zone. The defendant repeatedly testified that they were only going 40mph. The defendant also ran a red light

Type of Injuries Sustained

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Rib and back fractures
  • Partially collapsed lung
  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe lacerations to the face and neck, requiring stitches and resulting in permanent scarring on one side of the face
  • Post-traumatic amnesia following traumatic brain injury
  • Post-concussion syndrome 
  • Adjustment disorder with depression
  • Decreased awareness of neuropsychological deficits
  • A required feeding tube for three weeks. Sustained weight loss of approximately 30 lbs.
  • Multiple blood transfusions
  • Dense foreign bodies within left elbow – largest measuring 5mm

How did Tona Law help?

Tona Law litigated this matter for almost two and one-half years, retaining multiple experts to prove the case including an Accident Reconstruction Expert, Neuropsychologist, and others. 

On the eve of trial, the Defendants requested a pre-trial mediation. After an exhaustive 9-hour mediation, the matter was settled.

Verdict/Settlement Amount: $750,000.

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