Pedestrian Accident in Lauderhill Florida
A 48 year old blind man was struck by a Bennett Auto Parts delivery truck while walking across University Drive in Lauderhill, Florida. The victim was within the crosswalk, and was using his “blind man’s cane”. The delivery truck operator indicated that he did not see the victim until it was too late, and offered the excuse that the glare of the setting sun made visibility difficult. As a result of the collision, the victim sustained severe head injuries that caused irreversible brain damage. He required total daily care, and had to live in an institutional setting for his ongoing medical management. The settlement paid for all necessary medical and custodial care, and included the purchase of an annuity that would provide for all necessary medical and other needs for the remainder of his lifetime.