Car Crash Attorney Reaches $6M Settlement For A Bicyclist Who Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury After Being Struck By a Car in Florida in 2017
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 13th, 2019
A 31-year-old Florida man who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Miami Beach, Fla., in November of 2017 received a $6 million settlement for his injuries.
The victim, Andy Introini, was struck by the car on Nov. 8, 2017, while he was riding his bicycle across the intersection of 21st Street and Collins Avenue when the driver of the car made a high-speed right turn and smashed into the bicyclist, according to an April 15 story on Law.com.
Introini, a construction worker, struck the windshield of the 2018 Porsche 911 and then was slammed onto the street, striking his head on the tarmac, the story reported. Introini sued the driver of the car, Raymond H. Maroon Jr., alleging that Maroon didn’t look properly before turning in the intersection.
The cyclist was unable to remember being struck, so his attorney visited the scene and videotaped statements from two independent eyewitnesses who separately confirmed that Introini had the right of way and was moving slowly, the story continued. The plaintiff’s attorneys deposed the driver, Maroon, who admitted he hadn’t seen Introini until the moment of the crash.
After the crash, Introini initially lost consciousness at the scene and had blood trickling from his left ear, which are signs of a traumatic brain injury, the report continued. The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Beach where he underwent several scans and was diagnosed with facial nerve, shoulder and spine injuries.
Introini underwent follow-up CT and MRI scans, which showed that trauma to his right temporal lobe and central nervous system remained, the story reported. He also reported having trouble concentrating, memory lapses, dizzy spells, headaches, pain and loss of balance and a doctor’s report linked irreversible injuries with the collision.
Signs of mild brain injury were found through Diffusion Tensor Imaging, which is a neuroimaging technique that gives insights into brain network connectivity, the story reported. Most of the signs of the injury were not obvious, but further testing with a neuropsychiatrist who specialized in traumatic brain injuries found that the victim showed good long-term recall, but struggled with short-term memory and concentration, the story said.
The case was heard before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Carlos Guzman.
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