Peter Moore is a 45 year old victim of a hit and run accident left with a mild traumatic brain injury, a broken neck and other injuries, according to berkshireeagle.com. This accident did not happen in South Florida, where hit and run accidents seem so prevalent as of late, but in Pittsfield, MA. However, no matter where it happened, it shows how the negligent operation of a motor vehicle may cause potentially catastrophic injuries to a person while doing something many of us do everyday. It also shows how those at fault may leave the scene without regard for their victims’ fate.
Mr. Moore was simply walking his dog on a local road at about 8:15 p.m. when a car struck him. The driver of the car left the scene. It was later determined that the driver was Meredith Nilan, the daughter of the Chief of Probation of Berkshire Superior Court. Although Ms. Nilan was initially charged with abandoning the scene of a personal injury accident and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the charges were dismissed. The State is appealing the case.
Lucky Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
Luckily, Mr. Moore seems to be recovering well from his injuries. It is surprising that he was able to walk home when he came to after being struck. He only learned that he had been struck by a car after being checked (and told) by his doctor. He is expected to be able to go back to work soon.
Not Every Traumatic Head Injury Victim Is So Lucky
Yet, not every person suffering a traumatic brain injury is so lucky. We represented a young lady that crashed her Honda Civic against a tractor trailer truck that suddenly made a U-turn in front of her. Our client could not stop in time and her vehicle went under and thru the trailer. As a result, our client suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as orthopedic injuries that will keep her partially incapacitated for the rest of her life.
Thankfully, the lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano were able to help her recover the policy limits of the trucking company’s insurance policy. Our exhaustive investigation of all possible sources of compensation, allowed us to recommend that she accept the policy limits and avoid a protracted legal battle that could end up with no recovery if the trucking company’s insurance carrier were to become insolvent, as the trucking company itself already had. Thankfully, she followed our recommendation and accepted the policy limits offered by the insurance company. A few months later the insurance company did in fact become insolvent. To learn more about this and other cases successfully handled by the lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, please visit the Notable Cases section of our website.
We Can Help
The lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have more than 60 years of combined experience helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and close head injuries due to the negligent actions of others recover the compensation to which they were entitled. Please note that our practice has been extended with a new satellite office in Aventura to better serve clients that reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Dania & Dania Beach, Miramar, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Miami Beach, Surfside, Sunny Isles and Miami Gardens.
If you or someone you love have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation and should immediately contact a law firm experienced handling traumatic brain injury cases. The lawyers at the Miami Dade County Traumatic Brain Injury Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have throughout the years represented many clients that have suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.