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T-bone crash injured passenger, killed driver — $100,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident


Injuries alleged: Left shoulder, hip and rib pain; splenic angioembolization, tertiary and pulmonary contusions

Name of case: Lynch v. Klecz

Date resolved: 12/12/2022

Special damages: Medical damages of $164,746

Demand: $100,000 policy limits

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $100,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John E. Zydron and James E. Short, Chesapeake

Description of case: On June 11, 2022, the plaintiff was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by the defendant. The defendant failed to stop at the stop sign and caused a T-bone collision with another vehicle resulting in the death of the


defendant driver. Both vehicles were totaled.

The plaintiff was rushed to the emergency room where her condition was classified as critical. She was stabilized and eventually had a remarkable recovery. The plaintiff returned to work without any permanent injuries.

The defendant driver had no automobile insurance. The plaintiff had $100,000 uninsured motorist coverage. Demand was made and ultimately settled for $100,000 policy limits.

Plaintiff’s counsel John Zydron provided case information.