Seamstress from Virginia is Awarded $468,000 by a Jury After Auto Accident in Spotsylvania
If you work as a self-employed seamstress, the last thing you want is a serious wrist injury caused by a car accident.
But this is exactly what happened to a woman was rear-ended when a driver ran a stop sign in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The driver hit the front of the woman’s vehicle. Just after the impact another car hit her from behind. The seamstress suffered injuries to her wrists, neck and back.
We see many different kinds of collisions at intersections in Virginia. We see many instances of drivers running red lights or stop sighs and causing collisions.
This case went all the way to a trial, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported. The jury heard about how the plaintiff worked as a self-employed seamstress. She relied on her hands to carry material and cut fabric. She lost a year of work as a result of the careless actions of a driver.
It’s a scenario we see far too often when we work with injured clients in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The woman’s medical bills amounted to $84,000 and her wage loss claim was $19,000.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the car that rear-ended the woman’s had just $50,000 in insurance coverage and settled with her for $45,000 before the trial.
The Spotsylvania County jury in the case of the car that ran the stop light, awarded the seamstress a $468,000 verdict with interest of $104,000 from the date of the collision.
The plaintiff was represented by Kathleen M. Smith of Fredericksburg. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case.
Sometimes even car crashes at low speed can destroy careers and lives. If this happens to you, you need an experienced Virginia car accident lawyer to step in and fight your corner against the insurance company. Contact the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com.