Our client was injured in an automobile collision in the County of Albemarle, Virginia. At the time of the collision, our client was traveling as a front seat passenger in a 2000 BMW M3 owned and operated by another individual. The driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree on the side of the road.
The driver was charged with failure to maintain proper control.
As a result of the collision, our client was taken by ambulance to the University of Virginia emergency room. He sustained extensive fractures to his right ribs, a cervical spine fracture, lumbar and thoracic fractures, a midshaft clavicle fracture, a right nondisplaced scapular body fracture, a right parasymphaseal fracture as well as a left sacral and pelvic fracture. Due to reoccurring pain in his right shoulder, he subsequently was forced to endure surgery at the University of Virginia.
Another attorney originally handled the case for our client but decided there simply was not anything he could do as our client did not have any memory of how the accident occurred. There also was some question as to whether or not our client was aware that the driver of the vehicle had been drinking. In Virginia, if you get into a vehicle with someone whom you knew was intoxicated, you are taking an “assumed risk” that you could be injured and are not entitled to make a recovery for your losses. Our firm took the case after the other attorney was not able to find supporting law to assist the client. We were able to locate supporting law and prove in Court that our client was entitled to make a recovery based on his particular situation.
He had incurred a total of $55,048.65 in medical expenses as a result of this accident. We were able to obtain a successful settlement for 90% of the policy limits available. Settlement details are confidential.Back To Results