Red Light Runner Case in Richmond Leads to $700,000 Settlement
Red light runners are a menace on our roads. If you are hit by a driver who keeps on going through a red light, you may suffer from very serious injuries. Chances are, you will have grounds to make a claim for your injuries against that driver’s insurance policy.
Recently in Richmond, Virginia, a 52-year-old woman sustained serious injuries when she was hit by a car that she said went through a red light. Her personal injury lawyers filed suit and she was later awarded $700,000 in a settlement, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported.
According to reports, the woman was exiting a private driveway onto Hull Street Road in Richmond when another driver ran a red light. He hit her vehicle, leaving her with serious injuries. The woman was transported to VCU Medical Center where she was hospitalized for three days. In my work as a Virginia car accident attorney, I see many cases in which complications can linger months or even years after an accident. Sadly this was the case in the aftermath of this accident in Richmond.
Six months after the accident, the woman underwent spinal surgery due to complications caused by the accident. She recovered from the surgeries, returning to her baseline condition. The case was settled two weeks before the trial with some of the recovery to be structured. Congratulations to John C. Shea & Roger T. Creager of Richmond for getting the $700,000 settlement for their client. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case
Accidents involving red light runners are more common than we may think in Hampton Roads. On Labor Day this year three people were injured by a red light runner at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Mercury Boulevard in Newport News, an intersection with red light enforcement cameras.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to someone running a red light or other forms of driver negligence you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com