Hero or Victim?
13-Year Old Suffers Devastating Accident
The San Diego personal injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates have dedicated their careers to helping people stand up for their rights and fight for justice. If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person, you may be able to take legal action to not only recover compensation for your medical bills and expenses, but also to make sure that the responsible party does not cause the same harm to others. The following story is an example of one brave family who fought for justice for their 13-year old daughter following a devastating accident:
She was only 13 years old. She was bed-ridden, in a semi-comatose state. She could not speak. But the child’s love for her family was so strong that in her own way, she could communicate with them, especially her mother.
Once, the little girl had been a happy, thriving child. But a terrible car crash caused horrific spinal and traumatic brain injury. Afterward, the girl needed 24-hour-care and regular attempts to rehabilitate her condition.
She was an innocent who had already been victimized once. Then, while under care at a San Diego-based rehabilitation center, she was victimized again – sexually molested by an on-duty male nurse.
While the nurse was ultimately convicted in criminal court, her family sought an advocate with compassion and skill – Attorney Dwight Ritter. Our firm went to court to fight for justice for the family that had lost so much. We argued that the rehabilitation center also was at fault for laying the foundation for such unthinkable incidents to occur. We made the case that the center was understaffed and poorly supervised. These ingredients created the opportunity for this tragic crime to occur.
On behalf of this little girl’s mother, we obtained a substantial jury verdict, in the six figures. The jury recognized not only the injury to the child, but that the mother as well had suffered and would continue to suffer the outlandish and senseless insult caused to her defenseless and innocent child.
We took great pride in representing this child and her mother. They needed our help in their time of need to right the wrongs of our society. We are honored and privileged to have represented them against powers they could not have defeated by themselves. The righteousness of their cause coupled with our commitment, experience, and devotion made their victory inevitable. We are proud to have represented them.
At Ritter & Associates we believe in holding individuals and other entities accountable for their actions. By taking legal action against a negligent company or individual, you may be able to help protect your family and other people from further harm. We hope that by helping out clients to fight injustice, they may inspire others to do the same. If you or someone you love been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another, contact the San Diego personal injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123.