Virginia Lawyers Weekly: $1,300,000 Settlement – Rollover accident

Location: Chesterfield
Settlement: $1,300,000

At 3:45 a.m., the 20-year-old defendant was driving his new Ford F-150 while drunk. He was traveling 70 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on Rt. 629, when he drove directly into the side of the plaintiff’s van as she pulled away from a stop sign. The impact was so great that the van turned over several times and threw the plaintiff outside of the vehicle onto the road. Her foot was stuck under the seat in front of her, and as she was thrown out of the van, she suffered a degloving injury to her foot.

Type of action: Personal injury – auto accidentInjuries alleged: L 7th rib fracture, sternal fracture, lung bruise, R femoral mid shaft and proximal fracture, 1st communited intra-articular fracture, lateral maleolus fracture, T12 VB burst fracture, T11 Laminar fracture, T7 superior endplate fracture, coccygeal/sacral fracture, multiple tendon injuries and de-gloving of her foot
Court: Greensville County Circuit Court
Date resolved: April 1, 2013
Special damages: $522,174 in medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Amount: $1,300,000 (full coverage)
Attorney for plaintiff: Paul D. Hux, Petersburg
Plaintiff’s experts: Dr. Mark Willis Jr.
Insurance carrier: Virginia Farm Bureau

Source: Virginia Lawyers Weekly