In a lawsuit arising out of a 2007 accident on a state road in Palm Beach County, Florida, a Broward Circuit Court judge has ordered an insurance company to pay a paralyzed truck driver $14.6 million. Derry Brown Jr. of Pahokee, Florida, was hauling a load of sugar in an 18-wheeler when a driver ran a stop sign, cutting him off on May 31, 2007. In an attempt to avoid a crash, Brown swerved out of the way. His truck then overturned.
The accident cost Brown the use of his arms and legs and left him with large and mounting medical bills. When National Casualty Co., Brown’s insurance carrier, denied coverage, he sued for uninsured-motorist benefits. Brown is undergoing rehabilitation at the Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation in Wachula, because of his condition. Robert Keeley represented the Plaintiff.
Source: Miami Herald
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