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Lawyer Dan Newlin Secures Family of Brain Injured Teen $100 Million Jury Ruling

Lawyer Dan Newlin secured a whopping $100 million ruling after representing a teenager who suffered gross brain injury and has been in coma since 2012. The case got a hearing last week in Orange County Court before Honorable Judge Donald Myers, Jr. The injuries award comprises of expenses for past as well as future medical care, castigatory damages, pain plus agony for the teenager, alongside emotional distress plus loss of company for her mum, Alma Fletcher.

Danielle Sampson, by then 15 years of age, was cycling behind the kinfolk’s mini-van in July 2012, after she was hit by a stray bullet on the head. This bullet had been shot by Tyrone Mosby, 22. Mosby, an apparent gang affiliate as well as a squad of other guys were running away from the sight of a house raid plus he was firing at the owner of the home. From the time of the shooting and after staying in hospital for a number of weeks as well as in a recuperation facility, the teenager remains paralyzed plus not able to communicate beyond flashing her eyes. The bullet is still stuck in her head, and her brain has some fragments.

“We hope this verdict sends a powerful message to criminals and gang members, that they will be held responsible- not only criminally, but civilly- for their actions,” stated Newlin, after the spectacular verdict and among the biggest in Orange County.

Newlin also said: “This case isn’t about whether Danielle and her family will actually see the money from Mr. Mosby. But when he gets out of jail, whether Mr. Mosby is working at Subway or Sears, where ever he may be working, a portion of his income will, with this judgement, be deducted and given back to this family.”

The litigation was presented in July 2013 and the defendant was Mosby. The lawsuit supposed that Mosby was liable for the “damages and injuries caused by Danielle’s wrongful shooting” which happened on July 29, 2012. At the beginning of this year, a different jury found Mosby guilty on 7 counts, featuring attempted 1st degree murder as well as heightened battery leading to great physical harm, making him to have a 30-year imprisonment.

“We are very pleased that the jury fully understood the devastating effects of Mosby’s reckless actions,” stated Alma Fletcher in tears. “However, I still am not a winner. My daughter is not able to talk to me. This is about justice for Danielle.”

Justin Fletcher, Danielle’s Stepfather said that there was no monetary prize that could reinstate Danielle. However, the verdict passed that day brought some amount of closure to that chapter of their lives.

Newlin, with law offices in Orlando as well as Chicago stated that, he was happy to have secured the best probable outcome for the Fletchers.

“No parent or child should have to endure this ordeal,” he stated.

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