Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On May 25, 2007, a 13-year-old boy was riding his bicycle with his friend without a helmet and as he attempted to cross Margaret Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, he was struck by a vehicle causing him to hit his head on the ground. After the accident, the Plaintiff developed an aggravation of his pre-existing Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) and began having suicidal thoughts. The Defendant-driver argued that the Plaintiff was responsible for the accident because he alleged that the Plaintiff crossed the street on a red light.
Because Cooper & Schall, P.C. aggressively fought the case and consulted a pediatric neurology expert who attributed the Plaintiff’s metal and emotional deficits to the accident, Cooper & Schall, P.C. secured a mediation award in excess of the Defendant-driver’s insurance policy and the case was then settled for the maximum amount under the insurance policy.