Jury Awards $28.5 Million for Crash Witness Left Brain Damaged

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US Military computer engineer brain damaged after witnessing car crash awarded $28.5 Million through help from the Romano Law Group.

In 2005, Shawn Adams was a normal 43-year old married man and father of three working as a US military computer engineer with top secret security clearance. But on the morning of October 17, 2005 Shawn Adams was driving to work and witnessed a car crash between two vehicles. The man and the elderly woman involved in the crash pulled off the road and into the nearby parking lot of The Imported Car Store with Adams following as an eyewitness.

The man who was at fault for the accident, Jason Neal, turned out to be the General Sales Manager of The Imported Car Store and began to yell at the elderly woman to get off “his lot” or have her car towed. Concerned with the health and safety of the elderly woman Adams approached the two drivers and identified himself as an eyewitness. Mr. Neal became enraged and head-butted Mr. Adams knocking him unconscious. According to eyewitness testimony, Mr. Adams fell to the ground with his head bouncing off the concrete “like a hollow coconut.” Mr. Neal continued to attack Mr. Adams though his body lay unconscious on the ground while an audio recording of the entire encounter was captured by a 911 call.

Shawn Adams suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left permanently brain damaged as a result of the attack. He also developed a neurological disorder called dystonia, producing involuntary muscle contractions causing the body to twist and contort into abnormal postures. Mr. Adams continues to suffer from cognitive difficulties while living in severe pain on a daily basis. Though currently undergoing evaluations for a cervical fusion and deep brain stimulation, Beth his wife and three children have become his care takers.

The Romano Law Group secured a verdict of $28,500,000 consisting of $226,000 for past medical expenses, $2,000,000 for future medical expenses, $1,000,000 for lost past earnings, $4,000,000 for lost future earnings, $1,000,000 for pain and suffering in the past, $6,774,000 for pain and suffering in the future, $10,000,000 for Beth Adams’ loss of her husband’s services, comfort, society, and attention, and $3,500,000 for Mr. Adams three children and their loss of their father’s services, comfort, companionship, and society. (18th Circuit Court – Brevard County, Florida CASE: 05-2009-CA-54698)

Tragic events like the one that occurred to the Adams family require medical, emotional and legal help. The Romano Law Group will never rest when a family like the Adams needs our help. Our promise is to safeguard the rights of our clients and secure the funding needed to help good folks like the Adams cover their medical expenses. We dutifully shoulder the legal burdens so families can focus on treatment and their own healing process. The Romano Law Group wants to extend an invitation to anyone harmed from auto accidents, injury, assaults, or wrongful death to contact us through our website: http://www.RomanoLawGroup.com

The Romano Law Group will protect your rights just as we defend the rights of our veterans.

About Romano Law Group:
The Romano Law Group is nationally recognized for building a proud and storied history in Southern Florida while specializing in personal injury, commercial, criminal defense and military rights litigation. John Romano after serving as an attorney in the office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Marine Corp opens the Romano Law Group, successfully litigating verdicts in nearly every type of civil and criminal case. With nearly 40 years in law practice John Romano has held numerous positions in national law organizations and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of law in Florida.

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