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Airman was passenger in car involved in wreck – $1,158,787.60 Settlement

The plaintiff, a 22-year-old senior airman with the United States Air Force, was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a July 27, 2018, motor vehicle collision on I-64 West in New Kent County. The plaintiff’s host driver fell asleep at the wheel, rear-ended another vehicle and then left the roadway and struck a tree.

As a result of the crash, the plaintiff sustained multiple traumatic injuries including diaphragmatic rupture, shattered spleen, liver laceration, pancreatic and mesenteric injuries and a chance fracture of the L1 vertebra. He was admitted to VCU Medical Center for a month, during which time he underwent multiple surgeries. Medical treatment after his hospital discharge was limited and consisted of a short course of physical therapy and follow-up visits with military providers on base. Plaintiff made a great recovery.

The case settled for $1,158,787.60, which represented the remaining available policy limits of $1.2 million after payment of competing claims. Plaintiff placed the majority of his recovery into a structured settlement annuity and Ron Feinman of One World Structured Settlement Design LLC handled that aspect of the case.


Type of action: Personal injury

Injuries alleged: Diaphragmatic rupture, shattered spleen, lacerated liver, pancreatic and mesenteric injuries and L1 chance fracture

Date resolved: June 25, 2019

Special damages: $634,953.85

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,158,787.60

Attorney for plaintiff: David M. Williams Jr., Stafford

Plaintiff’s experts: Ron Feinman – financial consultant

Insurance carrier: Nationwide