Virginia Lawyers Weekly//December 26, 2011
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//December 26, 2011//
The plaintiff was driving straight through an intersection on a green light. The defendant, after having stopped for a red light, pulled through the red light, attempting to make a left through the intersection. Cars met with tremendous force in a t-bone collision. Defendant pled guilty to disregarding a red light.
Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident
Injuries alleged: Pelvis fractures – comminuted and displaced fractures of the acetabulum and non-displaced fracture of the right superior pubic ramus; non-displaced fractures of the first ribs. The acetabulum fractures required two surgeries to repair.
Name of case: Confidential
Date: April 20, 2011
Special damages: Medical bills – $149,000; lost wages – $27,000
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas J. Curcio, Alexandria
Plaintiff’s experts: Dr. Jeffrey Shulman, orthopedics, Fairfax; Dr. Wan Shin, emergency medicine, Falls Church; Dr. Ivin Ducic, plastic surgeon, Washington