Appeals Court Upholds $65 Million Verdict for 2007 Crash

The 2nd District Court of Appeal has upheld a $65 million verdict for a woman injured in a 2007 traffic crash. The verdict is considered to be one of the largest by her County jury.
The victim, then 19, was driving her Dodge Neon when a tractor-trailer struck her car at State Road 35 and State Road 64 , according to the lawsuit. Her lawyers argued at trial that she had the green light and produced an eyewitness to testify to that. Before the crash, the High School graduate was attending a Florida Community College, majoring in psychology, court records show. She could speak six languages and was working as a residential aide for Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation, according to the deposition of her mother. After the crash, the victim was left with extensive injuries and is unable to care for herself. Her mother said in her deposition her daughter’s condition requires constant supervision. During a normal day, she requires help to bathe, to dress, to eat, to go to the bathroom and other routine tasks. She has trouble walking and uses a wheelchair.
On March 18, , a jury found in favor of the victim with the multimillion-dollar verdict. A trucking company, and its part-time truck driver, had argued the amount should be reduced because it was excessive and a new trial should take place, court records show.
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