Contributory negligence alleged in aggravation of back injury $235,000 Settlement

By Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Published: February 7, 2011

Contributory negligence was at issue in this automobile accident case. Plaintiff suffered aggravation to pre-existing low back degeneration that had been operated on previously.


Type of action: Automobile accident
Injuries alleged: Aggravation to pre-existing low back degeneration
Name of case: Confidential
Tried before: Mediation
Mediator: Stanley Klein
Date: Jan. 3, 2011
Special damages: $58,000
Verdict or Settlement: Settlement
Amount: $235,000
Attorney for plaintiff: Douglas A. Barry, Fredericksburg
Attorney for defendant: Heather Brown
Plaintiff’s expert: Dr. Robert Squillante, Orthopedics

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