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Virginia woman injured in rear-end collision in D.C. — $300,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury

Injuries alleged: TBI and migraines

Name of case: Ong v. Littlejohn, et al.

Court: Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Case no.: 2020 CA 002226 V

Date resolved: 6/4/2021

Special damages: Medical bills of $60,000; lost wages of $17,000

Demand: $300,000

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $300,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): David Salzer and Boris Kuperman, Fairfax

Description of case: The low-speed rear-end collision in downtown Washington, D.C., caused neck pain and neurological symptoms, including migraines. The plaintiff is middle-aged female Virginia resident. After several months of treatment the migraines and dizziness persisted. The migraines would persist for several years at varying frequencies and intensities before finding effective medication. Neuropsychological testing was positive for neurocognitive deficits as a result of injuries. The first offer by the defense was for policy limits.

Boris Kuperman, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.