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Single mom injured after head hit ­steering wheel in crash — $225,000 settlement

Single mom injured after head hit ­steering wheel in crash — $225,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury

Injuries alleged: Concussion, headaches, PTSD, neck pain, back pain and arm/hand pain

Name of case: Kalen v. Dreyhaupt

Court: Stafford County Circuit Court

Date resolved: 8/10/2021

Special damages: Medical bills totaling $45,935.07

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $225,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Danielle Bringard Kent and Leslee Soudrette, Fredericksburg

Description of case: Plaintiff was traveling in Stafford County. Defendant was traveling in the opposite direction. Defendant attempted to make a U-turn in front of plaintiff and caused this collision. At impact, plaintiff’s head hit her steering wheel and she blacked out.

Plaintiff sustained a concussion, neck pain, back pain, arm/hand pain and PTSD from this crash. Her concussion symptoms affected her day-to-day life the most as plaintiff is a single mother balancing caring for her young son and working in a thriving real estate practice.

Danielle Bringard Kent, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.


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