Mr. Dantzler was a front-seat passenger in his girlfriend’s car when they were struck head-on by a work van operated by operated by Gordon on Layfayette Blvd. in Norfolk. Dantzler was unconscious at the scene, transported to Sentara Norfolk General and diagnosed with multiple injuries, including a concussion with an MRI reporting axonal shearing.
He was hospitalized for eight days and recuperated at home for the orthopedic injuries.
He continued to experience sequela of the concussion for months and was precluded from employment as a grocery clerk, which he had done before the accident, until allowed to begin performing limited duty work in the spring of 2018.[19-T-029]
Type of action: Auto Accident – Personal Injury
Injuries alleged: Dislocation of right hip, acetabular fracture, fracture of left acetabular, ACL and PCL strain, right knee and brain injury
Name of case: Dantzler v. Gordon and McCormick-Gore, Inc.
Court: Norfolk Circuit Court
Case no.: CL 17-7648
Tried before: Mediation
Name of judge or mediator: Hon. F. Bradford Stillman (Ret.)
Date resolved: April 17, 2018
Special damages: Medical bills from Sentara Norfolk General and specialists for eight days of hospital care with follow-up totaled $132,600. Care, treatment, and evaluation by Dr. O’Shanick and Sautter totaled $6,000.
Demand: $2,000,000 CSL policy limits
Offer: None until mediation
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff: Allen Beasley, Virginia Beach
Attorney for defendant: Wayne Cyron, Alexandria
Plaintiff’s experts: Harry Molligan, M.D.; Gregory O’Shanick, M.D.; Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Insurance carrier: Nationwide