Bolivian Woman is Seriously Injured in Virginia T-Bone Wreck
Side impact collisions can lead to extremely serious injuries. Recently, a Bolivian woman was seriously hurt in a Virginia T-bone wreck.
A report in Virginia Lawyers Weekly noted the woman who was 45 at the time of the crash was seriously injured in northern Virginia. She was awarded $2.65 million in a settlement.
The woman was a front seat passenger in a small SUV traveling southbound on Hunter Mill Road, a residential street in Fairfax County.
A pickup truck blew through a stop sign and T-boned the SUV, hitting the front passenger door at 40 mph. The impact of the Virginia T-bone wreck flipped the SUV onto its side, trapping the Bolivian woman in her seatbelt. She was freed by a bystander, reported Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arrived at the accident scene within minutes. The woman was taken via ambulance to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Her injuries were severe, the report noted.
She was treated for multiple fractures of the ribs, clavicle, pelvis, leg, and ankle. She sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a liver laceration, lung contusions, and a thoracic aortic injury.
This accident illustrated the extreme injuries that a victim of a Virginia T-bone wreck may suffer. A car, truck or an SUV has less protection at the side during wrecks and injuries sustained are often extreme. The woman underwent no fewer than eight surgeries. She remained hospitalized for several weeks and required ongoing rehabilitation therapy.
The injured woman, a Bolivian citizen, was in the United States for a family wedding at the time of the crash. The case was more complex because she was receiving continuing medical care and attention in Bolivia. Lawyers for the at-fault driver argued the plaintiff’s future care costs should be calculated under the Bolivian health care system. The driver of the plaintiff’s vehicle was cited for DUI. The case was settled for $2.65 million at mediation two months before a trial at Fairfax Circuit Court.
The Bolivian woman was represented by injury attorneys Patrick M. Regan, Jacqueline T. Colclough, and Amy S. Griggs, Washington, D.C.
The Inherent Dangers of a Virginia T-Bone Wreck
Every year, T-bone accidents claim the lives of up to 10,000 people in the United States. Thousands more are injured in sideswipe wrecks.
Recently, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represented a woman and her daughter who were seriously injured in a T-bone collision on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
After a T-bone crash, you may have very serious medical needs. Brain injuries and serious fractures often occur in these wrecks. Please contact our Virginia injury lawyers if you or a loved one was hurt in a wreck at (757) 455-0077.