Car crash – $175,000

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Location: Greene County
Verdict: $175,000

Attorney David Irvine represented a 33-year-old man from Greene County who was involved in a motor vehicle collision in March of 2015.  The Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a Honda Civic that was stopped on Route 33 waiting for traffic to pass in order to make a left turn.  The Defendant failed to stop and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle, pushing it across the center line into oncoming traffic where it struck a third vehicle.

The Plaintiff briefly lost consciousness in the collision.  He was taken by ambulance to UVA where he was kept overnight and discharged the next day with diagnoses of concussion and low back strain.  The Plaintiff had four follow-up visits with his PCP over the next several months.  His total medical expenses were $24,850.

An independent medical examination was performed by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician from UVA.  He testified that the Plaintiff suffered concussion and post-concussive symptoms, back strain with ongoing symptoms, and nerve damage to the left cheek causing numbness to the touch.

At trial, Irvine argued that the jury should return a verdict for the amount sued for $175,000, due to the severity of the injuries and the Plaintiff’s ongoing symptoms.  After deliberating for approximately one hour, the jury returned a verdict of $175,000.