$11 Million Award for Injuries Sustained on Casino Shuttle Bus
Attorneys Craig Brown and Peter Flowers secured an $11 million award for a plaintiff who incurred spinal injuries as a result of his wheelchair not being properly secured by a bus driver.
Mr. Brown's severely disabled client suffered a spinal cord contusion as a result of the defendant's failure to properly secure his wheelchair in a shuttle bus. The spinal cord contusion caused the plaintiff to lose control of his bowel and bladder in addition to significant functional impairments that took away the independence he enjoyed prior to the accident, and permanently prevented him from living at home.
During a pre-trial settlement conference the insurance adjuster for the casino told Mr. Brown that he would "never pay more than two million to settle this case because your client's life has not changed that much since the accident." 21 days later, and after six days of testimony, the same adjuster agreed to settle the case for $11 million.
The plaintiff used most of his settlement proceeds to help other people with severe disabilities.