$500,000 – Auto accident

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Settlement: $500,000

The plaintiff was bicycling on the shoulder of a busy street, when a driver, experiencing a medical emergency, veered into the shoulder and hit her with the right side of his car.

The plaintiff flew off her bike, landing on her back and fracturing the thickest part of her skull. She experienced a traumatic brain injury and remained in the ICU for six days. Following her stay in the hospital, she underwent occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Her medical bills totaled $250,000.

The defendant’s insurance company attempted to avoid responsibility for her recovery, citing the defendant’s medical emergency. But through detailed casework, attorney Jason Konvicka was able to establish that the defendant should not have been driving in the first place.

The case was settled via deposition for $500,000.