Type of action: Personal injury
Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, post-concussive syndrome, avulsion to head, right elbow laceration, back pain, lumbosacral spondylosis, right shoulder pain and left hip pain
Name of case: Gaidowski v. Checker Cab Company, Inc.
Court: Hampton Circuit Court
Case no.: CL19-1820, CL19-1818, CL19-1819
Date resolved: 4/12/2021
Special damages: $134,384.80
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Amount: Lisa Gaidowski ($645,250), John Gaidowski ($125,000), Jamie Aldrich ($4,750)
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Stephen M. Smith and C. Stewart Gill Jr., Hampton
Description of case: Plaintiffs were in a vehicle exiting Interstate 64 West onto Magruder Boulevard in the left lane of the off-ramp. Defendant Pearson, operating a Checker Cab, attempted to switch from the right to left lane and struck the passenger rear quarter panel of the vehicle in which plaintiffs were traveling, causing the vehicle to flip several times. Plaintiff Lisa Gaidowski was the most seriously injured and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, right shoulder injury, back injury and left hip injury. Sadly, Jamie Aldrich passed away for reasons unrelated to the motor vehicle accident in 2019. This settlement was a compromise based on the remaining available coverage.