Virginia Lawyers Weekly//August 9, 2021
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//August 9, 2021//
Type of action: Negligence, auto accident
Name of case: Thames v. Banks
Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Robert B. Adams, McLean
Description of case: The parties were involved in an auto accident, in which the plaintiff suffered a fractured wrist requiring surgery. The defendant was charged with DUI and refusal to take a breath test.
The claim was settled shortly after suit was filed in part due to the defendant’s potential exposure for punitive damages in the circumstances that were presented in the claim.