Derek G. and Ryan M.
Derek G, 22 and Ryan M, 21, were passengers in a vehicle driving on Little Britain Road near Lindsay for the weekend. The driver lost control of the vehicle while passing on a curve and the vehicle rolled. Both Derek and Ryan were thrown from the vehicle.
Both of the young men were catastrophically injured. Derek had suffered a very severe and permanent form of brain damage, and Ryan was rendered a paraplegic who is paralyzed from the chest down. It became clear that both of these young men would need to make significant adjustments in their lives, so they each contacted a law firm of the Personal Injury Alliance to help them in their trial.
It was determined in trial that Derek’s brain damage had eliminated any possibility for him to ever earn a living. It was also determined that his brain damage had left him unable to make sound decisions for his own care and that he will require care every minute of every day for the rest of his life. A law firm of the Personal Injury Alliance stepped in to help Derek and his family receive a fair amount of compensation that would cover the care he required.
After preparing Derek and his family for trial, Derek and his family were awarded over $11,500,000.00, including pre-judgment interest and subject to a deduction for contributory negligence.
In Ryan’s case, it was determined that he was in need of significant attendant care and would be unlikely to work because of his impairment and constant pain. He travelled to Europe for experimental stem cell surgery in hopes of regaining some function in his trunk and legs. He also went to the U.S. for rehabilitation, and he works out in a home gym for hours every day with a personal trainer.
The firm prepared Ryan and his family for trial, where they were awarded over $12,500,000.00, including pre-judgment interest and subject to a deduction for contributory negligence.
In a judgment released in 2007 by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Derek, Ryan and their families have been awarded a total of over $24,000,000 subject to a deduction for contributory negligence. The combined assessment is one of the largest ever made by a Canadian court.
Although their lives have been significantly changed because of the accident, a law firm of the Personal Injury Alliance helped bring some peace to their lives. Derek and his family can afford the necessary care, and Ryan can continue his rehabilitation in hopes of being able to walk again.