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    • Settlement For Client With Major Orthopedic Pelvic Fracture - Traffic Accident

      Our client was hurt in a head-on collision. The driver of another vehicle had been speeding, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow line, and hit our client's vehicle head-on. The collision caused major injury to our client. He fractured his pelvis and dislocated his hip. The injury required surgery, and necessitated the placement of 20 screws to repair the fractured pelvis. Three weeks of hospitalization and in-patient rehabilitation followed.

      Our client's recovery was inspirational. Originally told that he was too injured to ever be able to return to work, he proved everyone wrong. Through an extensive rehabilitation program lasting over 16 months, he returned to his former job.

      The prosecution of the case had several notable events. The case was the first one in which 3-D imaging technology was used to illustrate our client's orthopedic injuries. Using the CT scans taken of the pelvic fracture, a 3-D animation was created that showed the fragmentation and displacement of the pelvis. Additionally, the case required protracted negotiations in order to reach a fair resolution that provided proper compensation to our client. The initial settlement offer from the insurance company was for $500,000. After months of legal work, the offer was increased to $750,000, and then incrementally to $1,175,000.

    • Automobile Accident Case Settled For $500,000 - Traffic Accident

      We represented a 39-year-old man who sustained multiple bone fractures and a severe infection in a motorcycle accident. Our client was injured while making a left turn across traffic when he was hit by a car traveling in excess of the speed limit. The case settled shortly after the deposition of the defendant driver. The case settled for the full amount of available insurance coverage.

    • Automobile Accident Case Settles For $500,000 After The Discovery Of A Second Insurance Policy - Traffic Accident

      We represented a 72-year-old woman who sustained multiple bone fractures in an automobile accident. She was a passenger in a car that was broad-sided by a speeding vehicle. During the case, it was learned that our client's husband had two separate insurance policies with the same insurance company. We argued that the policy limits of each insurance policy should be added together (i.e. stacked). When the insurance company initially denied this claim, we filed a Declaratory Judgment action. Shortly thereafter and before the Declaratory Judgment action was tried, the insurance company accepted our argument and offered to settle the case for an amount in excess of single coverage.

    • Head-On Collision Case Settles For $425,000 - Traffic Accident

      We represented a 63 year-old woman who was injured in a head-on automobile collision in Fairfax County, Virginia. The defendant fell asleep while driving and crossed the double yellow line into the our client's lane.

      As a result of the accident, our client suffered fractures in both of her legs. Her right leg fractured required two surgeries, and resulted in a permanent disability. Our client also suffered the re-onset of her atrial fibrillation, which required more aggressive therapy to control.

      The defendant only had $100,000 in insurance coverage. As a result, our client had to pursue her claim against her own insurance company under her underinsurance motorist (UIM) policy. The case settled a month before trial.

    • Motor Vehicle Crash Victim Wins Jury Award - Traffic Accident

      Mike represented a client injured in a motor vehicle crash in Fairfax County. The crash resulted from the defendant running a red light, and making a left-hand turn in front of his client's car. Mike's client suffered a hangman's fracture of the C2 vertebra that did not require surgery. The fracture did not heal perfectly however. A jury awarded $285,657.76.

      A notable issue in the case is that our client's underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage company, USAA, refused to make a reasonable settlement offer. It offered only $2,500 in addition to a $100,000 settlement offer from the defendant-driver's insurance company.

    • Jury Verdict In Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case - Traffic Accident

      We represented a 53-year-old woman who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Fairfax County, Virginia. Our client's SUV was broad-sided by the driver of a minivan who failed to yield the right-of-way. The accident was witnessed by a Fairfax County Police Officer who testified that the defendant driver was traveling at 5 mph. At the accident scene, our client denied injury to the police officer. She did not seek medical attention for two days. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with whiplash, injury to her TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) and a traumatic brain injury.

      At trial, the defendant driver denied being at fault, and claimed that our client suffered no injuries other than whiplash. The defendant called two hired experts who had examined our client pursuant to court order. These hired experts testified that our client did not suffer a traumatic brain injury. Our client's treating physicians testified to the full scope of her injuries.

      After a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for $145,000.

    • Car Accident Case Settles For Policy Limits - Traffic Accident

      We represented a 33-year old woman who was injured in a four car accident in Alexandria, Virginia. Our client was the third car in a chain reaction wherein each car hit the car in front of it. As a result of the accident, our client suffered a cervical disc herniation that required surgery.

      Because the Defendant was only insured for $25,000, our client had to look to her own insurance company for UM/UIM benefits. Her insurance company offered its full limits of $75,000 ($100,000 minus the $25,000 insurance of the Defendant) three months before trial.

    • Settlement For Pedestrian Hit By Car In Virginia Parking Lot - Traffic Accident

      We represented a female client who was hit in a shopping center parking lot while walking to her car. As a result, she suffered a broken leg, ligament damage to her ankle, and a torn meniscus that required surgery.

      The driver who hit our client was inadequately insured to compensate our client for her injuries. As a result, a claim was submitted under our client's Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM).

      The case was settled for $100,000.00, which was the total amount of insurance coverage available. The settlement occurred prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

    • Hearing Loss Caused By Air-Bag Deployment - Traffic Accident Confidential

      A recent client was involved in a car accident in Springfield, Virginia. After sitting at a red light, he began to drive his car after his light turned green. As he entered the intersection, his car was hit by an SUV who was racing into the intersection in order to beat her red light. The collison caused the deployment of the airbags in our client's car. The noise associated with the air bag deployment damaged our client's inner ear lining causing hearing loss at certain sound frequencies and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Through expert witness testimony, we were able to prove that the airbag was the cause of the client's hearing loss and tinnitus. A Fairfax County jury found in favor of our client, and awarded damages.

    • Dump Truck Accident Case Settlement - Traffic Accident Confidential

      We represented a 46-year old gentleman in a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck. His vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck on Route 95 in Fairfax County. Our client suffered a cervical spine injury that limited his ability to work and walk.