$15 Million Verdict
Tilton vs. Southern California Gas & Electric
The accident took place as Tilton’s mother was making a left-hand turn in Twentynine Palms in the family’s Chrysler sedan. The Southern California Gas Co. truck driver then failed to stop for a red light, stating that he hadn’t even noticed that the light had changed colors. The truck proceeded to strike the passenger side of the sedan, thus injuring Tilton severely. The teenager suffered permanent frontal-lobe brain damage as a result of the crash, becoming comatose for 24 hours and having to spend nine days in the hospital. Today, Tilton is cognitively disabled, suffering from impaired judgment and the inability to regulate his mood, and suffers from partial facial paralysis. Unable to enjoy many of the physical activities that he previously participated in prior to the accident, Tilton was awarded $10 million in past and future pain and suffering, more than $3.5 million for future medical expenses, and $1 million for future wages lost.
We have worked hard to ensure that he is getting the best brain injury rehab-ilitation available.
– Brian PanishPanish Shea & Boyle LLP