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
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.