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Man Injured by Drunk Driver Awarded $5M

This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

Miami, F: A man who sustained brain damage as a result of an accident caused by a drunk driver, has been awarded $5 million in settlement of his personal injury lawsuit. In 2007, Dwight Grant, who was just 22 years old at the time, was a passenger in stopped vehicle when it was struck by Mathew Lyons who was being chased by the police. After hitting the car Grant was in, Lyons fled the scene.

Grant suffered fractures to his face and skull, which resulted in his sustaining brain damage, specifically, damage to his frontal lobe. This damage, Grant alleged, caused him a seizure disorder that now requires constant care.

Counsel for the defense argued that Grant was not diligent in taking his seizure medication or in his rehabilitation, which exacerbated his condition. The jury found Grant 2 percent liable for his condition, reducing the $15.4 million award. The parties ultimately agreed to a $5 million final judgment.

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Published on Aug-11-11


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