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Chauffeur forced to stop working after auto accident — $450,000 settlement

Type of action: Auto accident

Injuries alleged: Concussion and post-concussive symptoms including headaches, dizziness and loss of balance; low back injury with radiation into left leg

Name of case: Dinges v. Lim

Court: Page County Circuit Court

Case no.: CL20000171-00

Name of judge or mediator: Philip Blackburn

Date resolved: 8/2/2022

Special damages: $62,467.71 in medical expenses

Offer: $90,000

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $450,000

Attorney for plaintiff (and city): John B. Krall, Harrisonburg

Description of case: The plaintiff had slowed to make a right turn in Page County and was rear-ended at approximately 60 mph. Initially, injuries included neck pain, back pain, right shoulder pain, right ankle pain and concussion. The plaintiff continued to treat for his concussion and back pain. Due to the concussion, the plaintiff could not continue working as a chauffeur. The plaintiff filed suit in Page County Circuit Court, and the case settled prior in mediation prior to trial.

Plaintiff’s attorney John B. Krall provided case information. [022-T-150]