Jeffrey Melburn Brooksher is suing the driver and passenger of a vehicle that police have said struck and killed his 22-year-old son last weekend.
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Davidson County Circuit Court by Nashville attorney Bart Durham, claims negligence by Trevor Bradshaw and Erin Brown led to the death of Brooksher’s son, and seeks $10 million in damages.
According to the suit, Jeffrey Michael Brooksher was standing in the median of Demonbreun Street on Dec. 10, when a Scion driven by Bradshaw, 23, hit him. Bradshaw, allegedly drunk, fled the scene but later surrendered to police.
Jeffrey Michael Brooksher, a Greenbrier resident, died from his injuries on Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Bradshaw and his girlfriend, Brown, 21, were both arrested on counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication on Tuesday.
Melburn Brooksher, a Madison resident and Michael Brooksher’s biological father, filed the lawsuit Thursday morning.
The suit asks for compensation for damages related to the “pecuniary value” of Michael’s life, his pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other damages.