A 68-year-old woman was seriously injured in a golf cart crash on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, after a landscaper’s skid steer loader barreled off and slammed into the golf cart she was riding in with her daughter. Attorney David Yarborough of Yarborough Applegate was able to secure a $2 million settlement with the landscaping company.
As a result of being hit, the woman was thrown through the windshield of the cart and landed on her head and face on the concrete. Her injuries included a mild traumatic brain injury, dental injuries, and fractures to her face, skull, shoulder, foot, and ankle. After being rushed to the trauma unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, imaging confirmed that she had also suffered tearing of the brain nerve fibers and hemorrhaging beneath the skull. After spending six days in the hospital, including two days in the intensive care unit and four in the trauma unit, a team of doctors identified cognitive-communication deficits consistent with the traumatic brain injury she sustained.
Despite tremendous improvement, the woman still suffers post-injury hearing loss in her right ear, as well as permanent damage to her olfactory nerves, causing loss of her senses of smell and taste. She walks with a cane, suffers from chronic pain, and has permanent scarring on her shoulder, nose and upper lip. Other symptoms include insomnia, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression, irritability and mood swings.
The $2 million settlement for the Sullivan’s Island golf cart crash will help the woman continue to recover both physically and emotionally, as well as help with her future medical bills. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of others, the attorneys at Yarborough Applegate are committed to getting you the help you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.
Disclaimer: Every case is unique, and prior results do not guarantee future outcomes.