In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part two

lit-up-mobile-phone-01-103994-mThis blog post will continue my discussion of a Motor Vehicle Accident case in Atlanta, Georgia that I began discussing in my blog post titled, “In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part one.”  Ms. Anderson, Chasity’s mother who was driving at the time of the accident when she was reared ended by the driver that was texting and driving, was also injured in the accident but settled her injury claim, filed a lawsuit on behalf of her daughter in Fulton County State Court in the year of 2009.  The case is Anderson v. Brenner, No. 2009EV007726.

In this case, there would be no dispute that the Defendants, Mr. Brenner and the lawn company who owned the vehicle he was driving at the time of the accident, were at fault in the accident as the driver, Mr. Brenner, would admit that he was texting a customer while driving and when he hit the vehicle carrying Ms. Anderson and her then seven (7) year old daughter, Miss Chasity.  What would be at issue was whether or not Chasity, who was fifteen (15) years old at the time of trial, had, in fact, made a full recovery.

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In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part one

mobile-phone-in-hand-1307594-mThis is my first blog post titled, “In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part one, ” where I will discuss a case in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia involving a Motor Vehicle Accident whereby the driver that caused the accident was texting and driving at the time of the crash.

Ms. Sharon Anderson was waiting for a light to turn on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. when she was rear-ended by a Ford pick-up truck F-250 that was driven by Mr. Kevin Brenner, and owned by Arbor-Nomics Turf, Inc. a lawn service company, while he was texting and driving.  At the time of the crash, Ms. Anderson’s seven (7) year old daughter, Chasity, was in her car seat in the back seat.  The crash was so severe that the young child was pushed forward from the back seat resulting in her hitting her head on the front seat. The blow to her head was so traumatic that the young Miss Chasity suffered two (2) skull fractures, a fracture to her left eye orbital, and other soft tissue damage.

While she was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Miss Chasity had a seizure and then went into a cardiac arrest. When she presented in the Emergency Room, Miss Chasity had another seizure and another cardiac arrest. She was then stabilized and transported by airlift to another hospital where she would remain overnight and unconscious while her mother feared for her daughter’s life.

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