A California jury has awarded $49 million in damages to a college student who was on his way to a camping trip when two trucks collided and one struck the car he was riding in, causing him traumatic brain injuries. The jury awarded $3.4 million in past medical expenses, $27.6 million in future medical expenses, $4.5 million for future lost wages and $13.5 million in general damages. The lawyer for the plaintiff said the verdict represents "the staggering cost of care to individuals sustaining traumatic brain injury."
Calif. Jury Awards $49 Million in Personal Injury Case
September 24, 2009