Lawsuit from Crash Involving Wheelchair-bound Passenger on Route 58 is Settled for $445,000
An elderly wheelchair bound woman has been awarded $445,000 after the handicapped transport bus she was riding in was struck by a truck near South Hill in Virginia.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported on the injuries sustained by an 81-year-old woman in the crash on Route 58 in Mecklenburg County between South Hill and Boydton.
The report stated the handicapped transport van she was traveling in was struck by a company truck that was attempting to cross Route 58. The impact of the crash caused the woman’s wheelchair to roll around in the van.
The woman suffered significant bruising and swelling around her eye. She later lost the sight in her left eye, a development that doctors said was linked to the crash. She suffered significant tissue damage that led to a decrease in mobility, independence and ability to care for her husband. Her medical bills amounted to $165,000.
The case was resolved in the wake of depositions from the woman and her doctors before it reached a trial.
The attorneys for the plaintiff were Greg Webb and Kyle McNew. All cases are different and our Virginia trucking accident lawyers cannot guarantee the same result in your case, although we will do the utmost to get you what you deserve. If you have been hurt in an auto accident, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com