A New Jersey family, whose son was brain damaged and paralyzed in an accident on a Bergen County road, will be getting $2 million to settle its lawsuit, according to The Record.
The settlement was reached at the end of the Hackensack trial of the litigation brought by relatives of James Griffin, 26, of Oakland, N.J. The youth sustained traumatic brain injury, and became a quadriplegic, when he lost control of his vehicle on Breakneck Road in Oakland in 2006 and was struck by another car, The Record reported.
Lawyers for Griffin’s family argued that that road for years had a drainage issue, that the county never rectified, and that Griffin hit a large puddle and then lost control of his car.
The family had previously sued the motorist who struck Griffin’s car, and that suit was settled for $2 million, as well, according to The Record.