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Location: New Kent County
The plaintiff, a 22 year-old senior airman with the United States Air Force, was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a July 27, 2018, motor vehicle collision on 1-64 West in New Kent County. The plaintiff’s host driver fell asleep at the wheel, rear-ended another vehicle, then left the roadway and struck a tree.
As a result of the crash, the plaintiff sustained multiple traumatic injuries including diaphragmatic rupture, shattered spleen, liver laceration, pancreatic and mesenteric injuries, and a chance fracture of the Ll vertebra.
He was admitted to VCU Medical Center for a month, during which time he underwent multiple surgeries. After his hospital discharge, he received physical therapy and follow-up visits with military providers on base. The plaintiff made a successful recovery.
The case settled for $1,158,787.60, which represented the remaining available policy limits of $1.2 million after payment of competing claims. The plaintiff placed the majority of his recovery into a structured settlement annuity.
Injuries: Diaphragmatic rupture, shattered spleen, lacerated liver, pancreatic and mesenteric Injuries and L1 chance fracture
Date resolved: June 25, 2019
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff: David M. Williams Jr., Stafford