Our client was injured in a collision that occurred on Seminole Trail, near Hydraulic Road in the County of Albemarle. At the time of the incident, our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend. Four passengers were in the car, including our client. The driver of the vehicle said that she entered the intersection with a green light and was struck in the intersection by another driver who was traveling South on Route 29. The other driver insisted that he had the green light.
The conflicting statements made liability a difficult issue to navigate, although, several passengers in our client’s vehicle testified that their driver had the green light. Under these circumstances, we must needed to file suit against both drivers.
After the collision, our client went home from the scene and was later taken to the University of Virginia emergency room. He has testified that he was severely intoxicated and did not feel pain until a while after the accident, then was transported by ambulance to the University of Virginia Medical Center. X-rays were taken and it was determined that that his first and second ribs were fractured. It was further determined that he suffered a concussion. He also sustained a laceration to his pinky, a small abrasion to his chin, and sustained left wrist, elbow and hand pain and back, glass embedded in his face, shoulder, leg and hip pain. He was discharged after several days with left rib fractures. He was given pain medication upon discharge and was told to schedule a follow up with his primary care physician as necessary.
Our client did not have the funds to continue treatment and moved to New York. He continued to experience issues with his post-concussive syndrome. He felt he was not able to remember things as clearly or pay close attention to things. He had organization and memory problems. He was unable to use his pinky and found it more difficult to play guitar, which is something he really enjoys. He has a notch on his chin with a permanent scar.
This case was mediated before trial. We resolved the case for $97,500.Back To Results