$190,000 Settlement for T-Boned Client

In this Fairfax, Virginia auto accident, our client was T-Boned by a driver with such force that our client’s car left the roadway and slammed into a tree. He was immediately taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a fractured femur that required emergency surgery. During surgery, doctors discovered a pulmonary edema and our client had to spend the next nine days recovery in the hospital.

Awarded: $190,000

$200,000 Settlement for Loudoun Car Crash Victim

The Defendant in this case failed to yield the right of way and pulled out directly in front of our client at approximately 3 in the morning. The resulting accident totalled both cars and our client was taken to the hospital with multiple fractured ribs, a fractured sternum, and a lacerated liver. After spending six days recuperating in the hospital, our client was unable to return to work for another eleven months.

$225,000 Settlement for Prince William Hit & Run Victim

Our client was struck head-on in Prince William County by a driver who was making a left turn across his lane of travel without yielding the right of way to oncoming traffic.  Immediately after the crash, the driver who caused the collission jumped out of his vehicle and ran away.  He was later apprehended by the police and charged with felony hit and run.

Our client was taken by ambulance to the hospital and followed up with his primary care doctor.  After physical therapy and spinal injections failed to provide him long-term relief for his neck pain, he underwent an anterior discectomy and fusion of two levels of his spine.

Though liability was admitted, the $25,000 policy limits for the underlying liability carrier were not offered until about two months prior to trial.  Shortly thereafter, the underinsured motorist carrier offered an additional $200,000 to settle the case for a grand total of $225,000.

$400,000 Verdict in Minor Impact Fairfax Car Accident Case

Plaintiff is a 56 year old Korean woman who testified via interpreter. She was struck from behind by the defendant while stopped at a traffic light. There was little to no damage to the rear of her vehicle and defense counsel entered pictures of the bumper into evidence. However, our client suffered immediate pain to her neck and back at the scene and was taken by ambulance to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Plaintiff had follow up with two chiropractors, the first for one month and the second for three months, without relief. A year later, when self-treatment did not work, she had an examination with an orthopedic surgeon. Following an MRI, the orthopedist diagnosed the plaintiff with a herniated disc at L4-L5. He stated that the herniation was caused by the accident and that the pain she had would be permanent although she was not currently a surgical candidate. The Defendant’s hired doctor agreed with our expert at trial.

Plaintiff owns a small newsstand in a Tysons Corner office building and, although she did not miss any time from work, had great pain at the store and had to rely on her adult son to assist her with stocking and lifting the merchandise. She also complained that she was no longer able to assist her family with household chores due to the pain. The plaintiff feels pain every day, especially when getting in and out of a seated position.

This case was reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

$98,000 Settlement for Fairfax Car Crash Victim

We were able to negotiate a $98,000 settlement for our client who had been injured in an auto accident in the Fairfax Corner area when a driver ran a stop sign. Liability was hotly contested in this case as the driver and her friend (in the car behind her) both claimed that she had stopped for the stop sign and that the car the Plaintiff was in was travelling at a high rate of speed.

Policy Limits Settlement for Couple Struck by Wrong Way Drunk Driver

Our clients were travelling westbound on the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County. The defendant was travelling eastbound, but he was in the westbound lanes. After striking our clients’ vehicle head-on, the defendant kicked out the front windshield of his truck and ran through the woods into a nearby neighborhood. His shoe was stuck in the truck’s windshield. Police later found him, with one shoe, knocking on doors in the neighborhood. He was charged with Felony Hit & Run, Driving While Intoxicated (his second), and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test.

Our clients did not seek emergency treatment and each saw a chiropractor for approximately two months before their injuries totally resolved. They each had approximately $6,000 in medical bills.

Each case was settled for the Defendant’s policy limits of $50,000 shortly after a lawsuit was filed.

Policy Limits Settlement for Fairfax County Police Officer

We were able to obtain a policy limits settlement for a Fairfax County Police Officer who was struck by a drunk driver while on duty. The officer suffered from soft tissue injuries and was treated by doctors for approximately six weeks before he was able to return to duty. His medical bills were about $1,600. He also had a claim for lost wages and lost overtime opportunities in the amount of $15,000.

The case settled with the drunk driver’s insurance company for his $25,000 policy limits and our client’s auto insurance company also paid their $25,000 policy limits, for a total settlement of $50,000.

Policy Limits Settlement for Maryland Motorcyclist

Achieved a settlement of the Defendant’s $300,000 liability policy for a motorcyclist who was struck by a truck in Ocean City, Maryland.  In this case our client was airlifted from the scene of the auto accident and was treated at the hospital for several fractures to his face, pelvis, ankle, and foot.

Settlement of Broken Femur in a Loudoun Auto Accident

Our client sustained a broken femur in a head-on collision with a vehicle which had crossed the double-yellow line.  We were able to resolve his case for the other driver’s policy limits plus a contribution of $65,000 from our client’s underinsured motorist carrier.

Settlement of Virginia Beach Drunk Driving Crash

We achieved a $200,000 settlement in a case where our client had been struck by a drunk driver while she was a passenger in the City of Virginia Beach.  The Defendant’s blood alcohol concentration was not high enough to allow us to pursue punitive damages.  Our client sustained injury to her lower back and endured physiclal therapy, acupuncture, and steroid injections before undergoing surgery.


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