Florida traumatic brain injury victim awarded $50M

A jury awarded $50 million to a family who was hit by a drunk driver three years ago. Their son was left with a serious Florida traumatic brain injury, then four years old at the time. The accident shattered the boy’s skull, lodging bone in his brain which had to be removed with parts of the boy’s brain.

The father suffered a serious Florida head injury in addition to a ruptured spleen and diaphragm. He has not been able to return to work since the serious Florida auto accident.

The drunk driver, who later pleaded guilty to DUI, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the serious Florida auto accident he caused.

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