Virginia Lawyers Weekly//March 18, 2013
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//March 18, 2013//
This case stemmed from a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision. Plaintiff and eyewitnesses placed the plaintiff in a marked crosswalk with a “walk” signal at the time of the collision. Defendant testified that the plaintiff ran out in front of his vehicle about 50 yards beyond the crosswalk. Defendant also argued that the plaintiff was intoxicated, despite plaintiff’s BAC coming back five times below legal limit. Defendant further contested diagnosis of mild TBI/post-concussive syndrome.
Type of action: Personal injury – auto/pedestrian accident
Injuries alleged: Concussion and post-concussive syndrome, fractured nose and sinus, avulsed left ulnar-collateral ligament, a/k/a/ “skier’s thumb” or “gamekeeper’s thumb,” soft tissue contusions
Name of case: Bonnie v. Sorrentino
Court: Charlottesville Circuit Court
Case no.: 12-20
Tried before: Judge
Judge: Theodore J. Markow
Date: Feb. 5, 2013
Special damages: $53,486.87 in medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorneys for plaintiff: Greg Webb and Kyle McNew, Charlottesville
Attorney for defendant: Barry Montgomery, Richmond
Insurance carrier: Northern Neck Insurance Co.