Our client was traveling eastbound on the 250 Bypass in Charlottesville when another vehicle cut her off in traffic. As she stopped, she was rear-ended by a 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer owned by Federal Express (FedEx).
The Charlottesville Police responded to the scene of the collision and issued citations. As a result of the collision, our client sustained injury to her head, neck, back, right shoulder and right ribs. She was transported by ambulance to the ER at the University of Virginia.
She was examined and no fractures were found. She was released with a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome and acute neck pain. She had instructions to follow up with her primary care physician. In the weeks after the collision, she continued to suffer from headaches, back pain and shoulder pain and continued care with her primary care physician at Fluvanna Family Medicine. Ultimately, they referred her to an orthopedic doctor.
MRIs at Martha Jefferson Hospital came back negative, but our client was still enduring pain in her shoulder and back. She then bounced between her orthopedic doctor and a chiropractor, citing financial reasons for not seeing a physical therapist. She was noted to have reached maximum medical improvement by her chiropractor, and was released from care to follow up as needed.
A lawsuit was filed in this case in the General District Court of Charlottesville, but a successful settlement was obtained prior to trial.Back To Results