A husband and wife out riding their scooter received a $3.65 million verdict when another vehicle ran a red light and the scooter collided with the front passenger door. They tasked High Impact with adding color to their client’s pre- and post-op X-rays to familiarize jurors with the otherwise black-and-white films. They also tasked them with illustrating the surgical procedures their clients would need to undergo as a result of the injuries. The final result was a $3.65M jury verdict.
The husband suffered a fractured clavicle, knee, and thumb. His clavicle and knee fractures would each require an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. He would also need a third surgery to clean out adhesions within his knee. His future care would require him to undergo a knee arthroscopy, a patellofemoral replacement 10 to 20 years later, and a full knee replacement 10 to 15 years after that.
The wife suffered a comminuted clavicle fracture, ulna fracture, and a severely lacerated forearm. Her fractures would also require ORIF procedures, and her forearm would need to be debrided, irrigated, and sutured closed.
After being presented with the visuals, jurors awarded the victims a $3,626,000 verdict, which included $2,384,000 for the husband and $1,242,000 for the wife.