The Raleigh personal injury attorneys of the Whitley Law Firm, Attorney Benjamin Whitley and his father Robert E. Whitley recently represented the victim of a serious bicycle accident that led to the victim sustaining traumatic brain injuries.
According to the case, the 35-year-old man (plaintiff) was riding his bicycle down a hill without a helmet when he collided with a car that crossed in front of him. The driver of the car failed to stop at a stop sign. Consequently, the victim of the accident was hospitalized for three months after the collision and is currently still recovering at a rehabilitation center. The accident took place in June of 2011.
The Whitley Law Firm stepped forward to help the victim and his family to obtain the settlement they need to give him proper treatment. With serious brain injuries, the medical treatment provided within the first year of the event will be the most important. The plaintiff is showing signs of improvement over six months after the crash took place, and doctors, experts, and his family are all hoping for the best.
The attorneys of this firm demanded that their needs be met by the insurance company of the negligent driver, although the insurance company first hinted at a defense strategy of contributory negligence. They soon backed away from this strategy when the Whitleys threatened to sue the driver and her husband to get the compensation this man needs. In the end, the insurance company settled on $2.3 million for the plaintiff in an expedited settlement through a special needs trust.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person, right now is the time to involve a personal injury lawyer from the Whitley Law Firm. this legal team has over 30 years of experience and is dedicated to pursuing the just compensation that injury victims deserve. They work with victims of car accidents, bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall incidents, and dangerous drug cases, to name a few. Contact a Raleigh personal injury attorney at the office today to schedule your initial consultation.