Permanent health problems from tow truck accident
Type of action: Personal injury – Auto accident
Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury and compression fracture of a lumbar vertebrae
Name of case: Confidential
Court: Suffolk Circuit Court
Case no.: Confidential
Tried before: Mediation
Name of mediator: LeRoy F. Millette Jr.
Date resolved: Feb. 16, 2016
Special damages: $68,636 medical bills
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: O.L. “Buzz” Gilbert, Norfolk
Insurance carrier: The Peninsula Insurance Company
Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was medically evacuated by helicopter to Norfolk General Hospital where she was diagnosed. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with personality changes, memory difficulty and balance problems.
These sequelae were deemed to be permanent by plaintiff’s treating healthcare providers. Insurance coverage was limited.