Commercial bus wreck – $8 million jury verdict

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 attorney Jason W. Konvicka. The plaintiff and her attorney sued GRTC for her injuries.  On November 18, 2009, a Richmond City jury awarded the plaintiff $8,000,000 after one hour of deliberation.

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