Virginia Lawyers Weekly//August 22, 2016
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//August 22, 2016//
The plaintiff collided with the defendant’s motor vehicle in a Chesapeake intersection. It was established that the 19-year-old defendant caused the collision by making a left turn on a solid green light in front of the plaintiff. Following the initial collision, the plaintiff’s vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle which was stopped at the intersection. At the time of the wreck, the plaintiff was driving his employer’s pick-up truck.
As a result of the collision, the plaintiff suffered multiple tears in his shoulder which required two surgeries and an extensive course of physical therapy. Plaintiff claimed future medical expenses which the defense strongly contested during negotiations. Settlement negotiations were complicated by a significant worker’s compensation lien and required Medicare set-aside. However, the matter was resolved at mediation two months prior to the scheduled trial date.
Type of action: Personal Injury – Auto Accident
Injuries alleged: Multiple tears of rotator cuff
Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court
Tried before: N/A
Name of mediator: Hon. Jerome B. Friedman (Ret.)
Special damages: $89,170.71 – Medicals, $2,899.71 – Lost Wages
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: John M. Cooper and Griffin M. O’Hanlon, Norfolk