Jury Awards $2.6 Million to Man Hurt in Isle of Wight Head-On Collision
Head-on collisions are the most serious kinds of accidents on the highways of Virginia. We often see them on narrow, rural roads when cars veer across central lines.
All cases are different and unique and no case is a predictor of another, but this month a jury in Isle of Wight County awarded $2.6 million to a driver who had to be cut out of his car. The case was reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
The victim suffered multiple injuries in an accident in January 2014. Lawyers acting for the plaintiff said he was hit by a driver who veered into his lane on Route 10 in the Isle of Wight.
The force of the impact completely shattered the driver’s right heel, fractured his right kneecap and right wrist and tore his left rotator cuff. He was treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for four days after being cut out of his vehicle, stated Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
It took the victim a long time to recover from his serious injuries. The heel fracture took 18 months to get better. He had surgery and therapy at VCU Medical Center and developed arthritis in his right leg.
His team of defense lawyers Jason Konvicka and Malcolm McConnell, III from Richmond sought $3 million from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
The victim was driving a company vehicle at the time of the wreck. He worked for a company that provides industrial pumps and other equipment to the food and drinks industry.
The company vehicle had an underinsured motorist coverage for $1 million, and an additional $500,000 in a personal policy. Another policy worth up to $300,000 was available through the accident victim’s wife. The severity of his injuries meant the victim’s wife was obliged to stay by his side and give him around the clock care.
Congratulations go to Jason Konvicka and Malcolm McConnell for attaining this jury verdict for a man whose life was turned upside down by this wreck.
Every year we see dozens of head-on collisions in Virginia. Some of these head-on crashes are caused by wrong way drivers.
Often the force of a head-on collision will claim the lives of drivers as we saw recently on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. Many of these crashes occur in rural cities like Suffolk.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a head-on collision, please call our auto accident team for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.