Virginia Lawyers Weekly//November 13, 2023
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//November 13, 2023//
Type of action: Negligence, auto accident
Injuries alleged: Subdural hematoma requiring left frontoparietal craniotomy, concussion and left arm fracture
Court: Prince William Circuit Court
Date resolved: 8/11/2023
Special damages: $306,759
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff: Daniel M. Szieber, Bethesda, Maryland
Description of case: The paintiff was traveling eastbound on Minnieville Lane attempting to proceed straight through the intersection with Canton Hill Road. The plaintiff was stopped at a red traffic signal and, as the light turned green, started to move and was rear-ended by a Mack waste collection truck. Plaintiff was extricated from his vehicle and flown by helicopter to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Initially, he was diagnosed with a concussion and left arm fracture. CT head scans appeared normal. Several weeks later, plaintiff began experiencing extreme dizziness and confusion. He presented to Virginia Hospital Center and a subsequent head CT scan was performed which revealed a subdural hematoma. He then was transported to Georgetown University Hospital for an emergency craniotomy.
Plaintiff’s counsel, Daniel M. Szieber, provided case information.