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Auto Accident - Ruptured discs

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:23 AM

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Auto Accident - Ruptured discs

Stafford County Circuit Court

Highest offer made by the insurance company - $25,000

Jury's verdict $150,000

Thirty years before his auto accident, plaintiff had back surgery, a lamincetomy.  He was never completely asymptomatic after the lamincetomy.  Thirty years later, plaintiff and defendant collided at the intersection of a service road and the driveway of Roy Rogers Restaurant.  Defendant contended that plaintiff was speeding and on the wrong side of the road.

After the collision, plaintiff did not feel pain until he bent over to pick up his tools which had fallen off the seat of his truck.  Plaintiff went to work that morning but was treated later that day for a lumbar strain.  He was treated off and on by the initial treating physician for nine months.  One year after the accident, plaintiff saw another physician who initially diagnosed his hip pain as bursitis.  Later, this physician changed his diagnosis to rupture of the L3-L4 and L4-L5 discs and operated to remove the disc and fuse the spine.  After surgery, his pain improved but he was unable to return to his former level of activity.

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Bedsores result in million dollar verdict. (Awarded: $1,250,000)

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Dec 18, 2010 @ 10:48 AM

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Bedsores result in million dollar verdict.

Jury's verdict for severe bedsores was $1,250,000.

Awarded: $1,250,000

Topics: bed sores, Nursing Home - Abuse & Neglect

Auto Accident - Soft Tissue Injuries

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 11:28 AM

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Auto Accident - Soft Tissue Injuries

The Plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to her back and neck.  Her lost wages were $245.  Plaintiff was treated and released in their emergency room.  Then, she saw an orthopedic surgeon three times.  She did not like taking the medication he was prescribing so she switched to chiropractic care  She saw chiropractors approximately 50 times over a three year period.  One of the chiropractors gave her a permanent impairment of 10% of the whole person.  Their chiropractors were the only expert witnesses.  The defense called no expert witnesses.  The highest offer of settlement was $10,000.  The jury's verdict was $50,000.

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Defendant runs off the road, over corrects and hits the plaintiff. (Awarded: $100,000)

Posted by John Harris on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:47 AM

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Defendant runs off the road, over corrects and hits the plaintiff.

Plaintiff was westbound on Route 3. He was in the left lane. The defendant carelessly ran off onto the right shoulder overcorrected and hit the plaintiff's van in the right front tire. The plaintiff's van was knocked off the road and hit a tree. The case was tried to a jury. It is interesting to note, that six potential jurors were struck for cause because the various biases and prejudices.

Awarded: $100,000

Topics: Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

Rearend collision results in death. (Awarded: $99,500)

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Dec 11, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

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Rearend collision results in death.

While waiting to make a left hand turn, plaintiff's car is knocked into oncoming traffic. The oncoming traffic truck crashes into plaintiff's vehicle crushing the driver side and killing the plaintiff. In accident reconstruction expert examined the tail lights and turn signals and determined that the plaintiff's brake lights were on and her turn signal was working. Faced with this evidence, the defense selected to settle for $99,500 of the total insurance coverage of $100,000.

Awarded: $99,500

Topics: Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

No offer made until two days before trial. (Awarded: $75,000)

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

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No offer made until two days before trial.

Defendant ran red light on Carl D. Silver Parkway at Best Buy. Defendant was coming out of the parking lot. Plaintiff's automobile was hit broad side on passenger side. Plaintiff head hit the window. She reported that she felt okay. The next day went to the doctor for an injury to her neck. The case settled for $75,000.

Awarded: $75,000

Topics: Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

Daddy is going to kill me for wrecking his BMW. (Awarded: $16,49.20)

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:35 AM

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Daddy is going to kill me for wrecking his BMW.

 

 

The driver of the defendant's vehicle was approximately 18 - 19 girl and apparently driving daddy's BMW. The plaintiff reported that at the scene the defendant said several time, "Daddy's going to kill me." Defendant admitted that the accident was fault and said that she and her girlfriend had been to a party the night before and were talking about the party as they drove along. The plaintiff said the girls seemed very nice, were cooperative and reported the accident to the defendant’s insurance carrier because the insurance carrier called the plaintiff the next day.

The plaintiff had stopped because there was an accident ahead of her. Because she had been injured before she believes in leaving a big interval in front of her when she stops so that she can pull up if necessary to give a following vehicle room to stop. In this case, she saw, in the rearview mirror, the defendant and her passenger looking at each other talking. The plaintiff flashed her brakes and turned on her emergency flashers. The plaintiff realized the defendant would not stop in time so the plaintiff took her foot off the brake. This increased the acceleration from the impact making it easier for her to be injured inspite of the minor damage to the vehicles and is a reason the damage to the vehicles is so minor. Curiously, P and D commented to each other that each had the license of the other imprinted in the bumper of the other. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

The plaintiff had a pre-existing condition when the accident happened. She had had a C5-6 fusion with a fusion by an anterior approach, She was treated conservatively until she could stand it no longer and under went surgery. This time she had a C6-7 fusion AND by an anterior approach.

The case settled for $240,000.

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Trailer Breaks Loose -- Fatal Accident Narrowly Avoided (Awarded: $16,49.20)

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Dec 04, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

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Trailer Breaks Loose -- Fatal Accident Narrowly Avoided

 

It was around 9:30 in the morning.   Joe Wilson was driving to Northern Virginia.  He was going to hear a speech by Sen. Mark Warner.  He was traveling uphill on William Street alongside the University of Mary Washington.  Wilson's car was almost stopped at the College Avenue traffic signal when it happened.  Suddenly, a utility trailer being pulled by pickup truck came loose from the pickup truck.

The detached trailer, packed with sod for a landscaping project, veered downhill into the westbound lane, headed for Wilson's car.  The trailer hit Wilson's car head-on.  The trailer's connection mechanism crashed through his windshield.  Luckily, Joe Wilson saw it coming of a split second before it crashed into his car.  He was able to dive across the arm rest into the floor just as it came across the hood.  He threw up his hands which was an automatic reaction to protect himself.  When the accident was over, Joe Wilson was almost buried with the landscaping sod which came through the windshield on top of him.  He thought he would die.  Fortunately he did not die.  However, the force of the impact caused him to suffer a severe injury to his left hand, which he had raised just before the impact.

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Rearend collision - soft tissue injury (Awarded: $16,49.20)

Posted by John Harris on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 @ 12:38 PM

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Rearend collision - soft tissue injury

Plaintiff was slowing on Carl D. Silver Parkway behind a car that had a green light to turn at intersection of Route 3 when she was rearended by the defendant.

Awarded: $16,49.20

Topics: Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

ATV accident causes hemi-paresis in teenager.

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 @ 11:47 AM

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ATV accident causes hemi-paresis in teenager.

A Stafford teenager lost control of his three wheel all terrain vehicle while riding in the woods. The ATV hit a tree resulting in the teenager losing the use of one side of his body. The case was successfully settled.

Topics: ATV Accidents - Three wheelers and Four wheelers