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Woman suffered miscarriage after auto accident — $67,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury

Injuries alleged: Soft tissue; emotional

Name of case: Lee v. Winston

Court: Richmond Circuit Court

Case no.: CL-19001367-00

Date resolved: 1/28/2021

Special damages: $37,000

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $67,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city):
Thomas L. Johnson and Christopher L. Anderson, Richmond

Description of case: The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a friend. The defendant was alleged to have been driving inappropriately in light of the weather (snow and sleet) conditions at the time. The vehicle slid off the roadway and into a jersey wall, causing primarily soft tissue injuries to the plaintiff. She was, however, pregnant and suffered a miscarriage soon thereafter. Although the plaintiff was unable to present expert testimony directly linking the miscarriage to the accident, the medical record documented her fears that her baby would be harmed as a result of the accident.