Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by the defendant on June 7, 2014, when the vehicle veered across the roadway and overturned several times before finally coming to rest. The wreck happened on Brunswick Road in Nottoway County. The defendant was rounding a left hand curve at an elevated speed of 70 miles per hour. Defendant admitted he swerved, and then overcorrected, ultimately overturning the vehicle. He claimed a deer ran in the road in his path. The investigating trooper charged defendant with reckless driving.
The accident rendered the plaintiff, a 10th grader, paraplegic. Plaintiff can no longer walk or feel anything below her naval. She returned to school, is now in 11th grade, and continues to excel academically.
A structured settlement was prepared with the assistance of Ron Feinman.
Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident
Injuries alleged: T8 paraplegia level, neurogenic bladder
Name of case: Robertson v. Daniel
Court: Nottoway County Circuit Court
Case no.: CL14-156
Judge: Paul W. Cella
Special damages: Medical bills – $163,250.90
Verdict or Settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff: John C. Shea, Richmond
Insurance carriers: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; USAA Casualty Insurance Company