Richmond jury awards bus accident victim $8 million from GRTC

November 18, 2009

Today, after two years of chronic pain, accident victim our client was awarded $8,000,000 by a jury of her peers against Greater Richmond Transit Company. On September 21, 2007 at 7:30 am the plaintiff, a 32-year-old research librarian with the Library of Virginia, was walking to work. The bus accident took place at 8th and Marshall in downtown Richmond, Virginia where she was only one block from work.

The plaintiff waited at the sidewalk at the intersection until she had a pedestrian walk signal. With the walk signal, she proceeded to walk in the crosswalk across the street. When she was 2/3 of the way across the street in the crosswalk, a GRTC bus made a right-hand turn off Marshall Street onto 8th Street and ran over the plaintiff.

The plaintiff sustained numerous traumatic injuries to her neck and right shoulder and sustained fractures of her right pelvis and left hip as a result of the bus accident.

She sought legal counsel with the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen and was represented by attorneys Jason W. Konvicka and J. David Douthit. Despite undergoing numerous surgeries and extensive rehabilitation the plaintiff continues to live in chronic, daily pain. The plaintiff and her attorney sued GRTC for $8,000,000 for her injuries. GRTC admitted liability before trial and the case was tried in front of a jury on November 18, 2009, on the issue of damages only.

On November 18, 2009, the plaintiff’s counsel requested $8,000,000 and the jury awarded the plaintiff $8,000,000 after one hour of deliberation.

For more information, contact Jason W. Konvicka.

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