Car Crash – $100,000

Location: Culpeper District Court
Injuries: Orthopedic Injuries
Verdict: $100,000

Attorney Christopher J. Toepp argued a case for a woman who was involved in a car crash that left her requiring surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

The 58-year-old grandmother was rear-ended while driving her grandchildren to a roller skating rink in Culpeper. The wreck resulted in arm pain and reduced range of motion for the plaintiff which resulted in the need for surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

The jury’s verdict awarded $100,000 to the plaintiff.  The pretrial offer from the Defense was $13,000.

Type of action: Personal injury – Car Crash
Attorney for plaintiff: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA

Injuries alleged: Rotator cuff tear
Name of case: Friend v. Rivera
Court: Culpeper Circuit Court
Case no.: Cl14000175-00
Tried before: Jury
Judge: J. Martin Bass
Date resolved: Feb. 26, 2015
Demand: $100,000
Offer: $13,000
Verdict or settlement: Verdict = $100,000.00
Insurance carrier: State Farm
Attorney for defendants: John Cattano
Plaintiff’s expert: Dr. Kenneth Accousti, orthopedics, Fredericksburg
Defendant’s expert: Dr. William Andrews, orthopedics, Lynchburg