Type of action: Personal Injury
Injuries alleged: Concussion, broken nose that resulted in a deviated septum, and a grade 2 liver laceration
Name of case: Roane v. Brooks
Court: Richmond Circuit Court
Case no.: CL19-6421
Tried before: Jury
Name of judge or mediator: Hon. C.N. Jenkins
Date resolved: 01/07/2021
Special damages: $57,900 in past medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Kelly B. Martin, Richmond
Insurance carrier: State Farm
Description of Case: In June 2018, the plaintiff, a college student, was struck in an intersection in downtown Richmond that caused her vehicle to strike an adjacent building. Liability was admitted at trial.
The plaintiff suffered a concussion that resolved within two months. She sustained a grade 2 liver laceration that resolved without any treatment. The most significant injury was a broken nose that resulted in a deviated septum. The plaintiff suffered breathing problems and nasal congestion for two years until August 2020 when she had the deviated septum surgically repaired. No future damages were presented at trial.
The trial was Richmond Circuit Court’s first civil jury trial since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The judgment has been paid.