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Personal Injury Case Study 01: How Breaux Law Firm Helped Victim Recover $1 Million Settlement for a Commercial Vehicle Accident

by Evan Breaux | Auto Accidents | 0 comments

In March of 2018, the unimaginable happened when two young siblings attempted to run across busy Airline Highway in New Orleans to reach the median. A commercial vehicle barreling down the road saw the older child and quickly slammed on the brakes to slow down. Unfortunately, the driver didn’t see the younger sibling trailing behind, and so he took his foot off the brakes. At just seven years old, our young client was struck by the vehicle, causing her severe and permanent injuries and altering the course of her life forever. 

The children’s mother was referred to Breaux Law Firm by a friend. She was understandably distraught and ready to accept the insurance company’s initial low offer, as she watched the medical bills pile up. The car accident had caused her daughter a series of grave injuries, including the loss of her spleen, a broken left arm, paralysis of limbs, a traumatic brain injury, and a neck injury, along with bruises, cuts, and scarring. The child needed an MRI for her brain and neck injuries. 

By turning to Breaux Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers were able to offer the children’s mother the guidance and support she needed. With the assistance of an economist, a life care plan expert, and the child’s treating physician, we researched the medical case and created an estimate of medical costs across the child’s lifetime. A robust report helped prove these projected costs when the case went to trial. 

The insurance company and corporate defendant had initially offered a nominal amount. Through diligent effort and high-quality service, Breaux Law Firm was able to secure $1 million in compensation for the child. In addition, the money was safely stored away in a special needs trust with an assigned trustee. A special needs trust protects a minor’s money and allows it to be distributed as needed over the course of a person’s life. This ensures that the young child’s life, which has been forever altered, is made more safe and more secure through lifelong financial compensation. We were proud to work on this case. With our trademark hands-on approach, we took this distressed mother under our wing, providing her with advice and a trustworthy advocate. At Breaux Law Firm, we fight for our clients as if they were part of our own family, and that is truly what we did for this young child. 

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If you are located in New Orleans, South Louisiana, or the Gulf Coast area and are looking for a personal injury law firm, contact Breaux Law Firm today. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. Come chat with us, and we’ll listen carefully to the details of your accident. Personal injuries are traumatic and frightening, and in the aftermath of an accident, you deserve to work with a lawyer who treats you respectfully and kindly. You deserve to work with a lawyer who is experienced enough to fight for your fair compensation of losses—and win. Reach out to us today or call us at (504) 882 0552 for your free consultation.