Even when wearing helmets, passengers riding on scooters can still suffer from life-changing injuries when a collision occurs
At the time of the collision, our client was 18 years old, an Indiana resident and student at Savannah College of Art and Design. She was a passenger on a Praggio Vespa S50 scooter that was traveling southbound on Whitaker Street in Savannah, Georgia. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the impact. A motor vehicle driver was westbound on 34th Street and pulled into the path of the scooter, which had the right of way at this intersection. Due to the serious injuries our client sustained, the case was turned over to the Major Accident Investigation Team.
Our client suffered severe, permanent and disfiguring injuries as a result of this collision, including years of treatment and surgeries for her facial, jaw, mouth/dental injuries, as well as a traumatic brain injury. Tabor Law Firm was successful in assisting her obtain a recovery of over $2.5 million dollars from the insurer for the negligent motorist.