Our client was injured in a collision in Henrico, Virginia. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her daughter. They entered an intersection with a protected green light and were making a left-hand turn when they were struck. An independent witness said that the driver of the second vehicle was at fault and the officer charged him with failure to obey the traffic signal.
Our client was unresponsive at the scene of the collision and paramedics placed her in a cervical collar. She was transported to UVA Hospital’s emergency room after losing consciousness for seven minutes. She was diagnosed with a concussion, closed head injury, lower back pain and a contusion.
The concussion clinic treated her for headaches, dizziness, and poor concentration. She was having issues with conversation and attention deficit, in addition to her neck and back pain. She was instructed to adjust her activities, prescribed medications, and referred to physical therapy. She was not released to drive due to vertigo.
Our client saw some slight improvements, but not as much as was hoped. Her traumatic brain injury and symptoms were diagnosed as permanent. Those permanent diagnoses included neck and shoulder pain, impaired sleep, headaches and vertigo, blurry vision, and orthostatic hypotension.
Our client incurred a total of $43,000 in medical expenses as a result of this accident. She lost wages in the amount of $29,000. Ultimately, we were able to get a settlement of $525,000 for our client.Back To Results