Virginia Lawyers Weekly//February 20, 2023
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//February 20, 2023//
Type of action: Personal injury
Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, cervical and thoracic pain with disc bulges at several levels, lumbar pain
Court: Norfolk Circuit Court
Tried before: Mediation
Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.)
Date resolved: 1/28/2022
Special damages: $124,661.36
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Stephen M. Smith and C. Stewart Gill Jr., Hampton
Description of case: This case concluded with a confidential settlement; certain details are redacted. The defendant’s box truck crossed over the center lane of traffic into oncoming traffic. There was nothing the plaintiff could do to avoid the other vehicle as there was no shoulder at the location of the collision. The defendant’s vehicle struck the side of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and other soft tissue injuries.
Plaintiff’s law firm provided case information.