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Plaintiff injured in collision with box truck — $1.2M settlement

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

Amount: $1,200,000


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.