Woman hurt hip in T-bone accident — $125,000 Settlement
Virginia Lawyers Weekly August 29, 2016
Plaintiff was a 48-year-old female involved in a high-impact T-bone accident. She suffered a fracture to her right hip where the femoral head was driven through the acetabulum. Hip surgery was successful and without complications; however, plaintiff had significant post-surgery therapy and still required a cane to walk on occasions. Plaintiff was unemployed and her post-op care was limited due to lack of insurance. Medi Visuals from Richmond provided valuable renderings of the fracture and surgical hardware for the mediation. Experts opined that she would need a hip replacement sometime in her lifetime.
Type of action: – Motor vehicle accident
Injuries alleged: – Comminuted right acetabular fracture with posterior hip dislocation.
Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court
Name of mediator: Hon. Michael C. Allen (Ret.)
Date resolved: Jan. 30, 2016
Special Damages: : $149,000.00 plus future hip replacement in lifetime; future medicals of $40,000.00 to $70,000.00.
Demand: $900,000.00 (pre-mediation)
Offer: $210,000.00 (pre-mediation)
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for Plaintiff: Gregory S. Larsen and Steve C. Taylor, Chesapeake
Plaintiff’s experts: Dr. Michael Romash (orthopedic), Dr. Wilfred Gibson (orthopedic)
Insurance carrier: Goodville Mutual and Travelers