Type of action: Personal injury
Injuries alleged: Open distal and radial fracture to the left wrist, requiring multiple surgeries; complex regional pain syndrome
Court: Norfolk Circuit Court
Date resolved: 2/11/2022
Special damages: $338,196.96 in medical expenses
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Jan F. Hoen, Hampton; Irving B. Goldstein, Newport News
Description of case: Plaintiff’s vehicle was traveling straight in her lane of travel. Defendant’s vehicle exited from an adjacent shopping center and collided with plaintiff’s vehicle on the front end driver’s side. Plaintiff’s airbags deployed. Treatment was provided under workers’ compensation by plaintiff’s employer. Comp lien fully paid from liability policy with full medical and wage benefits continuing.
After settlement with liability carrier for limits of its policy coverage, UM carrier failed to make adequate offer and suit was filed against released defendant. After completion of discovery, the case settled prior to trial for remaining policy limits of UM coverage under plaintiff’s two available policies.
Jan F. Hoen, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.[022-T-047]