Type of action: Personal injury
Injuries alleged: Morel-Lavallee lesion, scarring
Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court
Date resolved: 6/30/2022
Special damages: $85,000 in medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Justin W. Curcio, Alexandria
Description of case: Client was a pedestrian struck by a work van making a U-turn in a residential area. She developed a Morel-Lavallee lesion on her knee, which required drainage and a surgery. She was initially hospitalized for three days, and on crutches for several weeks afterwards. She was young and recovered from her injuries well, with some scarring.
Carrier initially offered a nominal amount presuit. Once the complaint was filed, the offer increased substantially before the carrier had to hire defense counsel.
Plaintiff’s attorney Justin W. Curcio provided case information. [022-T-132]