Spinal Cord Injury; Bicycle; School Bus; Church Immunity
A 15-year-old girl riding her bicycle on a neighborhood street was struck by a school bus operated by a local church. The church claimed that it was immune from liability as a religious institution, and that the young girl had caused the accident herself. The girl suffered multiple injuries, including a spinal cord injury, and the parents' medical insurance was insufficient to cover the significant expenses incurred. The Firm was able to overcome the immunity defense, prove the bus driver's negligence, and obtain the maximum payout from the church's liability carrier, thereby providing the financial resources for the parents to pay for extensive rehabilitation therapies for their daughter.