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Location: Westmoreland County
On July 20, 2016, the plaintiff was traveling on Route 3 in Westmoreland County when the defendant attempted to make a left turn in front of him, resulting in a collision. The plaintiff was transported by EMS to Mary Washington Hospital where he was treated and released. The plaintiff followed up with his primary care physician one time and had two visits at Tappahannock Urgent Care. For seven weeks, the plaintiff underwent a course of physical therapy for his neck and shoulder. Following his release from active medical care, he continued to experience occasional discomfort.
The plaintiff’s total medical bills were $18,231. Over $13,000 was for the initial transport and emergency room treatment. His lost wage claim was $486.57.
While liability was admitted, the main issue in the trial was the plaintiff’s ongoing occasional discomfort in his neck and shoulder, and whether that was related to the collision. Testifying on behalf of the plaintiff was his wife, daughter, paramedic, physical therapist by deposition, and a medical stipulation was read into evidence.
The jury deliberated for about thirty minutes before returning a verdict of $42,500.