Elisabeth and Steven Perot were in a pedicab in downtown Austin when the driver sped through a curb and toppled the cab. Steven and Elisabeth were thrown out onto the concrete. Elisabeth broke her collarbone and suffered a skull fracture. After Jeff was hired, he engaged the services of a top neuro-psychiatrist and filed suit against the pedicab company. After deposing the driver and the owner of the company, the company agreed to settle the dispute for a confidential amount.