Our client was traveling as a passenger on her husband’s motorcycle when they were hit by a drunk driver. Tragically, her husband died from the impact at the scene of the collision. Additionally, she sustained serious and permanent injuries. She suffered the loss of her left leg, a left humerus fracture, left wrist fracture, a concussion, and various contusions to her liver and adrenal gland. The other driver was charged with driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and failure to stop at an accident.
Our client was taken by ambulance to the University of Virginia and was admitted to the hospital for over a month-and-a-half. She underwent several irrigation procedures and removal of necrotic tissue surgeries. Her left leg was amputated at the knee. Her wound was treated with skin grafts. She also had an internal fixation of her left humerus fracture. Her arm was placed in a sling for two weeks post operation. After being discharged from the hospital, she was in physical therapy. Initially, she was in a wheelchair but with therapy she was able to use a walker with forearm rests upon discharge. Eventually she was able to sit up in bed independently and dress and feed herself independently. She required assistance with almost every other daily task. She has a permanent injury and impairment, including a residual cognitive functioning impairment. Her traumatic brain injury resulted in amnesia, attention and speech impairment. She suffered from phantom leg pain, malnutrition, and a wound infection that required a vigorous course of antibiotics while in the hospital.
The Warren Firm represented this client in her injury case, and we also represented her late husband’s estate in a wrongful death case against the driver of the automobile that struck them. We were able to negotiate a settlement for both cases, to cover our client’s medical treatments and to provide for her welfare after the loss of her spouse.Back To Results