This is my first blog post titled, “In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part one, ” where I will discuss a case in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia involving a Motor Vehicle Accident whereby the driver that caused the accident was texting and driving at the time of the crash.
Ms. Sharon Anderson was waiting for a light to turn on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. when she was rear-ended by a Ford pick-up truck F-250 that was driven by Mr. Kevin Brenner, and owned by Arbor-Nomics Turf, Inc. a lawn service company, while he was texting and driving. At the time of the crash, Ms. Anderson’s seven (7) year old daughter, Chasity, was in her car seat in the back seat. The crash was so severe that the young child was pushed forward from the back seat resulting in her hitting her head on the front seat. The blow to her head was so traumatic that the young Miss Chasity suffered two (2) skull fractures, a fracture to her left eye orbital, and other soft tissue damage.
While she was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Miss Chasity had a seizure and then went into a cardiac arrest. When she presented in the Emergency Room, Miss Chasity had another seizure and another cardiac arrest. She was then stabilized and transported by airlift to another hospital where she would remain overnight and unconscious while her mother feared for her daughter’s life.
When the young Miss Chasity awoke the next day she would find her right side paralyzed. She would remain in this state for three (3) weeks. The young, brave child would undergo therapy and then regain the use of her right side. She would miss several months of school, however, and when returning to school it would be noted that she had learning delays and disabilities, and problems with behavior that she did not have prior to the tragic accident caused by the driver who was texting and driving. The medical bills for Miss Chasity, who was severely injured in this accident, would total approximately $ 110,000.00.
I will continue my discussion of this case in my next blog post titled, “In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part two.”
At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates our Personal Injury Attorneys have been very successful with Motor Vehicle Accident Cases that have involved a Distracted Driver who was Texting and Driving. As we have stated in our website, Texting and Driving in the State of Georgia is Against the Law. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving texting and driving, then Contact Us so that we may begin discussing the facts of your particular case.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeking the compensation that you or your loved one deserves in your case.