A passenger paralyzed in a car accident agreed to settle her suit against the driver for $6.4 Million. The plaintiff, then 41, of Lebanon was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. The defendant was driving on Welsh Road when he lost control and the car when airborne, struck a telephone pole, broke through a fence and landed upside down. The defendant had a blood alcohol level of just under .09 percent and was driving faster than 60 mph on a rural road.
According to Raymond Gill of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge, the plaintiff was diagnosed with an American Spinal Injury Association Class A injury, where the spinal cord is severed or completely cut. The plaintiff a former equestrian an part-time realtor, remains paralyzed from the waist down and partially paralyzed from the above the waist, with some movement of her upper extremities and hands, Gill says.