Virginia Lawyers Weekly//May 28, 2019
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//May 28, 2019//
The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities.
Type of action: Premises Liability (Fall in a common area at a commercial apartment building)
Injuries alleged: Classified a T-11, ASI C paraplegia.
Tried before: Mediation
Name of judge or mediator: Hon. (ret.) Michael C. Allen
Date resolved: April 30, 2019
Special damages: Plaintiff incurred over $1,000,000.00 in medical bills. He was 26 years old. His life care plan was in excess of $15,000,000.00.
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: Irving M. Blank, Keith B. Marcus, Roger T. Creager, and D. Wayne O’Bryan, Richmond
Plaintiff’s experts: Betty Overby, Life Care Planner; Ron Feinman, Financial Consultant and Lien Assistance; Dano Hollard, Premises Liability Expert