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Location: Stafford County Circuit Court
Injuries: Orthopedic Injuries, Spinal Injuries
The 72-year-old defendant was pulling into a parking spot at a local bank when she lost control of her SUV, jumped the sidewalk and crashed into the bank’s vestibule. The impact occurred just as the plaintiff, a 47-year-old restaurant manager, was walking into the building to make a deposit for work. It happened so quickly, the plaintiff was unsure if she was stuck by the vehicle, the falling debris or both. The defendant initially claimed a sudden mechanical failure but subsequently admitted liability at trial.
Type of action: Personal injury – auto/pedestrian accident
Injuries alleged: Cervical and lumbar strains, hematomas to the hip and leg, knee sprain, nerve damage to the leg, trochanteric bursitis of the hip and a foot contusion/post-traumatic plantar fasciitis
Name of case: Powers v. Simborski
Court: Stafford County Circuit Court
Case no.: CL13001186-00
Tried before: Jury
Judge: Charles S. Sharp
Date resolved: May 19, 2015
Special damages: Past medicals – $21,978.70; future medicals – $10,362.57; wage loss – $2,873.14
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorney for plaintiff: David M. Williams Jr., Stafford
Plaintiff’s experts: David Sokolow, M.D., orthopedics
Insurance carrier: Allstate