Personal injury settlement is among the largest ever paid to an individual

Personal injury settlement is among the largest ever paid to an individual

The crash occurred April 24, 2016, at about 1:25 p.m. Taylor was driving westbound on Seneca Street downtown in a black Porsche Carrera, according to accounts from multiple police reports. At the same time, a Seattle Fire Department ambulance was driving northbound on Fourth Avenue with its lights and sirens on. The ambulance entered the intersection at Seneca and Fourth through a red light at the same time as Taylor. The driver of the ambulance told officers that he “either stopped or slowed” at the intersection and believed it was clear before entering.

About halfway through the intersection, the ambulance hit Taylor’s Porsche on the driver’s side, spinning it around, up onto the sidewalk and up against a tree, according to police reports.

Taylor was knocked unconscious and sent to a Harborview Medical Center operating room in “very critical” condition. No one in the ambulance was seriously injured.

Taylor suffered such a traumatic brain injury that her trating physicians thought she would likely die. However, over the course of the past two and a half years, she has gone through extensive brain surgery, spending months out of state at inpatient rehabilitation centers for her injuries. She receives round-the-clock care, and her family is eagerly awaiting her return in the home they’ve been forced to remodel so she can continue to receive the care she needs due to the extent of her injuries.


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Read the full story at source: Above the Law