The Plaintiff, a Canadian citizen, was on his way to a spring break vacation when he was hit head-on by a drunk driver in Seattle. The Plaintiff suffered extensive injuries: breaks to his left femur, right and left ulna, multiple broken fingers, and multiple lacerations and contusions.
After life-saving surgery, the Plaintiff underwent extensive physical therapy, and eventually, his doctors recommended hip abduction surgery.
Defendant’s expert witnesses sought to minimize the extent of future care that the Plaintiff would require, arguing that he would only need care for an additional five years. Despite this, the Plaintiff obtained a settlement of $560,000.00 combined from the third-party carrier for the drunk driver and the underinsured motorist carrier, ICBC (the governmental insurance carrier of British Columbia).