Car Crash – $525,000

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Location: New Kent County
Verdict: $525,000

In April of 2017, Ryan E. Wind’s client, the plaintiff, was a passenger in a car traveling in New Kent County when the defendant crossed the solid lines and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle head-on, causing serious injuries. The plaintiff was transported from the scene by ambulance to MCV Hospital.  While in the emergency room, the plaintiff was diagnosed with multiple fractures to her back, wrist, and left foot.

For the first two months following the collision, the plaintiff had trouble getting around because of her injuries.  At the time of the collision, she was working as an oral surgical assistant and, subsequently, missed ten weeks of work.  The plaintiff completed two months of physical therapy and, based on her hard work and perseverance, made a great recovery.

By the end of 2017, the plaintiff was released from all treatment except for that relating to her left foot.  The orthopedist treating the plaintiff’s foot injury held the opinion that, even though the plaintiff had almost made a full recovery, she would continue to have issues with her foot and eventually need fusion surgery.

The plaintiff’s medical bills were $94,482.28 and her lost wages were $7,098.86.  The case settled for $525,000 two months before trial was scheduled in New Kent County.